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Last updated: September 23rd 2021

Disclosure Requirements

Disclosure by manufacturers and importers of cigarettes to government authorities of information on the contents and/or ingredients used in the manufacture of their cigarettes

Not Required
Analysis

The law does not require manufacturers or importers of cigarettes to disclose to government authorities information on the contents and/or ingredients used in the manufacture of their products.

To align with FCTC Art. 10 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines, the law should require disclosure by manufacturers and importers to government authorities of information on the contents and/or ingredients used in the manufacture of their cigarettes.

Disclosure by manufacturers and importers of cigarettes to government authorities of information on the emissions of their cigarettes

Not Required
Analysis

While the law requires that packages of cigarettes display information on smoke content and emissions, such as levels of tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide (which does not meet FCTC Art. 11), the law does not require manufacturers or importers of tobacco products to disclose to government authorities information on the emissions of their products.

To align with FCTC Art. 10 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines, the law should require disclosure by manufacturers and importers to government authorities of information on the emissions of their cigarettes.

Disclosed information readily available to the public

Not Required
Analysis

The law does not require disclosure of information about the contents and emissions of tobacco products. Therefore, the law does not require that such information be readily available to the public.

To align with FCTC Art. 10 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines, the law should require that disclosed information be made readily available to the public.