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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 there is a ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, some forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship may escape the ban due to the definitions of "advertising" and "sponsorship." Therefore, to align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, such disclosure should be required.

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

Not Required
Analysis:

Health warning messages are not required on permitted forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. While there is a ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, some forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship may escape the ban due to the definitions of "advertising" and "sponsorship." Therefore, to align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, health warning messages should be required 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 to the government by the tobacco industry of information on advertising, promotion and sponsorship activities and expenditures. Therefore, there is no disclosed information to be made available to the public. To align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should require disclosure by the tobacco industry to the government of information on advertising, promotion and sponsorship activity and expenditures and require that such information be made readily available to the public.