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Last updated: July 21st 2021

Penalties

Activities / Violations
Entities That Can Be Held Responsible
Sanction(s)
 

Advertising and Promotion

Any person who violates an applicable provision
Fine
Enforcement Agency

Inspectors designated by the Minister of Health

Analysis

Generally, any person who violates an applicable advertising and promotion provision in the law is subject to a $5,000 fine. However, violation of the law’s vending machine sales prohibition is subject to a $10,000 fine.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines in that it imposes penalties for violations of tobacco advertising and promotion provisions. To more fully align, though, drafters should consider imposing increased penalties for repeat violations and additional or alternative penalties such as license suspension or revocation.

Law Source, Section
Sections 11, 21, 28

Sponsorship

Any person who violates an applicable provision
Fine
Enforcement Agency

Inspectors designated by the Minister of Health

Analysis

Any person who violates Sections 18 or 19 of the law is subject to a $5,000 fine.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines in that it imposes penalties for violations of tobacco sponsorship provisions. To more fully align, though, drafters should consider imposing increased penalties for repeat violations and additional or alternative penalties such as license suspension or revocation.

Law Source, Section