Last updated: August 15th 2022

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 Applicable
Analysis:

The law contains a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. Because there are no permitted forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, the regulatory status code “Not Applicable” is given.

Although the law bans all tobacco advertising and promotion, the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines recommend that even Parties with a complete tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship ban should require disclosure of information on activities and expenditures, the reason being that it may help Parties that consider that they have a comprehensive ban to identify any advertising, promotion or sponsorship not covered by the ban or engaged in by the tobacco industry in contravention of the ban.

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

Not Applicable
Analysis:

The law contains a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. Because there are no permitted forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, the regulatory status code “Not Applicable” is given.

Disclosed information readily available to the public

Not Applicable
Analysis:

Disclosure requirements, including public disclosure requirements, are not applicable because there are no permitted forms of tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship.

However, some forms of advertising, promotion and sponsorship may escape the ban. Therefore, in accordance with FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines paras. 42 and 43, the law should impose a disclosure requirement notwithstanding the ban and make information from the report readily available to the public.