Last updated: September 21st 2022

Penalties

Activities / Violations
Entities That Can Be Held Responsible
Sanction(s)
 

Advertising and Promotion

Any person that violates the provisions of the law
Fine, Jail, Other
Enforcement Agency

Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Health

Analysis

Article 3 of Law 2002 (amending Art. 7 of Law 1981) imposes fines ranging from 1,000 to 5,000 pounds, and/or a prison term up to one year. In the case of repeat offenses, the penalty is both a fine and prison term.

Other penalties include seizure of materials and tools used in advertising and promotion.

To align with Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the penalty provisions should also provide for license suspension and/or revocation for those involved in advertising and promotion activities.

Sponsorship

Any person that violates the provisions of the law
Fine, Jail, Other
Enforcement Agency

Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Health

Analysis

The law does not use the term “sponsorship” nor specifically prohibit sponsorship. The law therefore does not set penalties for a violation of a prohibition on sponsorship. To the extent that tobacco sponsorship is prohibited under the ban on tobacco advertising and promotion, the following penalties apply.

Article 3 of Law 2002 (amending Art. 7 of Law 1981) imposes fines ranging from 1,000 to 5,000 pounds, and/or a prison term up to one year. In the case of repeat offenses, the penalty is both a fine and prison term.

Other penalties include seizure of materials and tools used in advertising and promotion.

To align with Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the penalty provisions should also provide for license suspension and/or revocation for those involved in advertising and promotion activities.