LANGUAGE
Last updated: June 1st 2020

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 because the law imposes a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines para. 43 provides that while the requirement for this kind of disclosure applies only to Parties that do not have a comprehensive ban, all Parties should implement the disclosure requirement in 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.

To align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the National Health Authority should issue regulations that require industry disclosure of 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 advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

Although many forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship are prohibited, the law should require health warning messages on permitted forms in accordance with FCTC Art. 13.4(b).

Disclosed information readily available to the public

Not Required
Analysis:

The law does not require disclosure because the law imposes a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. However, some forms of promotion 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 publicly available.