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Last updated: September 17th 2019

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. While most forms of direct advertising and promotion are banned, some indirect forms of advertising and promotion and many direct forms of sponsorship are allowed. Therefore, to align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should require disclosure to the government by the tobacco industry of information on advertising, promotion and sponsorship activities and expenditures.

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

Not Required
Analysis:

The law does not require health warnings on permitted forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. While most forms of direct advertising and promotion are banned, some indirect forms of advertising and promotion and many direct forms of sponsorship are allowed. Therefore, to align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should require health warnings on permitted forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

Disclosed information readily available to the public

Not Required
Analysis:

The law does not require disclosure of information to the government. Therefore, the law does not require that disclosed information be made readily available to the public. To align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should require disclosure to the government by the tobacco industry of information on advertising, promotion and sponsorship activities and expenditures and make that information readily available to the public.