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Law No. 52 of 1981 Concerning the Prevention of the Adverse Effects of Tobacco

COMMENTS: Law No. 52 of 1981 Concerning the Prevention of the Adverse Effects of Tobacco provides the foundation upon which subsequent tobacco legislation rests. The law touches upon, although briefly, smoke free policies; advertising, promotion and sponsorship; packaging and labeling; and penalties.

Law No. 137 of 1981, Labor Law (excerpt)

COMMENTS: Law No. 137 of 1981 establishes penalties for smoking while at work or at places of work. An excerpted portion of the law is available here.

Law No. 4 of 1994 Environmental Affairs Law (excerpts)

COMMENTS: Law No. 4 of 1994 defines key terms related to smoke free policies. It also prohibits smoking in public transit and requires the manager of an establishment to take steps to prevent smoking in public locations. The law provides penalties for violating the ban. Only excerpted portions of the law are available here.

Law No. 85 of 2002, Amendments to Some of the Provisions announced in Law No. 52 of 1981 in the Matter of Preventing Tobacco Related Injuries

COMMENTS: Law No. 85 of 2002 amends several provisions of Law No. 52 of 1981. First, the law updates the health warning to be displayed on packaging. Second, Law No. 85 of 2002 supplies new language prohibiting various types of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. Third, the law amends the penalties set forth in Law No. 52 of 1981. Finally, Law No. 85 of 2002 repeals two articles addressing tobacco advertising, sponsorship and promotion.

Law No. 154 of 2007, Specific to Amendment of Some Provisions of Law No. 52 of 1981 in the Matter of Preventing Smoking Related Harm

COMMENTS: Law No. 154 of 2007 amends several provisions of Law No. 52 of 1981. First, the law updates the health warning to be displayed on packaging, requiring that it occupy at least one half of the packaging and granting the Ministry of Health the authority to issue additional warnings and pictures. The law also announces new smoke free policies, pricing and taxation policies, and the establishment of both a Higher Committee for Tobacco Control and a special jurisdiction and status of judicial police related to tobacco control.

Ministry of Health and Population Decree No. 465 of 2007

COMMENTS: Decree No. 465 of 2007 establishes the Tobacco Control Administration as an administrative body within the Ministry of Health and Population and sets its jurisdiction.

Ministry of Health and Population Decree No. 443 of 2008

COMMENTS: Decree No. 443 of 2008 amends Article 4 of the Executive Regulations of Law No. 52 of 1981 (Ministerial Decree No. 1 of 1982). The amended text proscribes that packages must list the amount of nicotine and tar in tobacco products. In addition, the decree sets a maximum tar content in a single cigarette. The decree then elaborates on the types of pictorial and text warnings that may be displayed on packaging.

Health Warning Labels (2010)

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2010
COMMENTS: This file contains four images and accompanying text to be displayed as part of the health warnings required on tobacco product packaging.

Executive Bylaw of Law No. 52 of 1981 on Prevention of the Harms of Smoking (2010)

COMMENTS: Executive Bylaw of Law No. 52 of 1981 was issued by the Minister of Health in 2010 to implement provisions of Law No. 52 of 1981. The bylaw builds upon the provisions contained in Law No. 52 concerning topics such as health warning labels; advertising, promotion and sponsorship; restrictions on public smoking; and enforcement authorities, among others.

Health Warning Labels (2012)

COMMENTS: This file contains the specifications of four images and accompanying text (including the quitline phone number) to be displayed as part of the health warnings required on tobacco product packaging.
To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of September 17th 2019, unless otherwise noted.