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Road Traffic Act, Cap. 68 (as amended)

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January 1, 1956

COMMENTS: Road Traffic Act, Cap. 68 is relevant to tobacco control in that it provides the definitions of “public service vehicle” and types of public transport listed in Schedule Two of the Tobacco (Prohibition in Certain Places) Notification, 2007.

Education Act, Cap. 10 (as amended)

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December 20, 2003

COMMENTS: Education Act, Cap. 210 is relevant to tobacco control in that it provides the definitions of “educational institution” and “higher educational institution,” as set out in the Tobacco (Prohibition in Certain Places) Notification, 2007.

Tobacco Order, 2005 - Notification of Commencement

COMMENTS: Tobacco Order, 2005 - Notification of Commencement sets the commencement date for the Tobacco Order, 2005 for June 1, 2008.

Tobacco (Labelling) (Amendment) Regulations, 2008

COMMENTS: Tobacco (Labelling) (Amendment) Regulations, 2008 amended the commencement date of the Tobacco (Labelling) Regulations, 2007, changing it to December 1, 2008.

Tobacco (Composition of Offences) Regulations, 2007

COMMENTS: Tobacco (Composition of Offences) Regulations, 2007 was issued under the Tobacco Order, 2005 and implements Article 31 of that Act, which allows the Director-General to compound offenses. It sets out the offenses in the Act for which penalties may be compounded.

Tobacco (Prohibition in Certain Places) Notification, 2007

COMMENTS: Tobacco (Prohibition in Certain Places) Notification, 2007 was issued under the Tobacco Order, 2005 and implements the smoke free provisions of the Tobacco Order, 2005. The First Schedule lists smoke free places and the Second Schedule lists smoke free public transport. The Regulations also provide definitions for types of smoke free places listed in the schedules.

Tobacco Order, 2005

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June 1, 2008

COMMENTS: Tobacco Order, 2005 is the primary tobacco control legislation and regulates smoke free places; tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and tobacco packaging and labeling.

Tobacco (Licensing of Importers, Wholesalers and Retailers) Regulations, 2007

COMMENTS: Tobacco (Licensing of Importers, Wholesalers and Retailers) Regulations, 2007 establish the requirements to apply for and maintain a retail license and set forth the sanctions related to licensure violations.

Tobacco (Labelling) Regulations, 2007

COMMENTS: Tobacco (Labelling) Regulations, 2007 was issued under the Tobacco Order, 2005 and implements the packaging and labeling provisions of the Tobacco Order. The regulations provide the requirements for the content, form, placement, and rotation of health warnings on tobacco product packaging. The three schedules display the picture and text warnings as they should appear on packages of smoked tobacco products, small containers of smoked tobacco products, and smokeless tobacco products, respectively. Tobacco (Labelling) (Amendment) Regulations, 2008 changed the effective date of the regulations to December 1, 2008.

Tobacco (Prohibition in Certain Places) (Amendment) Notification, 2012

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March 1, 2012

COMMENTS: Tobacco (Prohibition in Certain Places) (Amendment) Notification, 2012 was issued under the Tobacco Order, 2005 and amends the Tobacco (Prohibition in Certain Places) Notification, 2007. Amendments to the First Schedule delete provisions allowing for smoking areas in office premises and airports and add financial institutions to the list of smoke free places.

Tobacco (Labelling) (Amendment) Regulations, 2012

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September 1, 2012

COMMENTS: Tobacco (Labelling) (Amendment) Regulations, 2012 was issued under the Tobacco Order, 2005 and amends the Tobacco (Labelling) Regulations, 2007. The amendments increase the size of required warnings from 50% to 75% of principal display areas and replace the First Schedule (warnings for smoked tobacco products) and the Second Schedule (warnings for small containers of smoked tobacco products).

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of July 21st 2015, unless otherwise noted.