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Last updated: July 21st 2021

Action Required for Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship Not Banned

Disclosure to the government by the tobacco industry of information on advertising, promotion and sponsorship activities and expenditures

Not Required
Analysis:

The law does not require disclosure to the government by the tobacco industry of information on advertising, promotion and sponsorship activities and expenditures.

To align with FCTC Art. 13 and FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines para. 41, the law should require disclosure by the tobacco industry to relevant governmental authorities of any advertising, promotion and sponsorship in which it engages. The disclosures should be made at regular intervals prescribed by law and in response to specific requests.

Health warning messages required on permitted forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship

Required
Analysis:

The law requires that any allowed cigarette product, tobacco product, or smokeless tobacco product advertisement contains one of five health warning statements.

To further align with FCTC Art. 13 and FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines para. 40 for permitted advertising, health warnings should be given equal prominence to the advertising.

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Disclosed information readily available to the public

Not Required
Analysis:

The law does not require disclosure to the government by the tobacco industry of information on advertising, promotion and sponsorship activities and expenditures. Therefore, such information is not readily available to the public.

To align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should require such disclosure and require disclosed information to be made readily available to the public.