Associations may exercise the rights accorded to civil parties to file suit over the violations set forth in the law if the association’s statutory purpose concerns tobacco control and the association has been regularly established for at least five years upon the date of facts in question.
The law does not specifically identify an enforcement authority responsible for enforcement of the smoke free provisions. Instead, the relevant order and decree each state that “the various Ministries” are charged with execution of the smoke free law.
To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should specify which authorities are responsible for enforcement and in which jurisdictions. The law should also establish the scope of their powers.