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Last updated: September 17th 2019

Sales Restrictions

Sale of single cigarettes/sticks

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of single cigarette sticks.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 16 in that the law prohibits the sale of single cigarettes.

Sale of tobacco products via vending machines

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits vending machine sales of tobacco products.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13, the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, and FCTC Art. 16 with respect to vending machine sales.

Sale of tobacco products via the internet

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits all internet sales to consumers via digital, electronic and internet means, as well as any others if identification and age verification cannot take place. 

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to internet product sales.

Sale of smokeless tobacco products

Allowed
Analysis

The law does not specifically prohibit the sale of smokeless tobacco products; therefore, the law is interpreted as permitting the sale of smokeless tobacco products.

Sale of waterpipe tobacco products

Allowed
Analysis

The law does not specifically prohibit the sale of waterpipe tobacco; therefore, the law is interpreted as permitting the sale of waterpipe tobacco.

Location-based Sales Restrictions

Schools/educational facilities

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco product in places where consumption is not allowed, except in supermarkets and shops. The law prohibits smoking in schools and educational facilities. Therefore, the sale of tobacco products in schools and educational facilities is prohibited.

Playgrounds

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco product in places where consumption is not allowed, except in supermarkets and shops. The law prohibits smoking in places intended for the recreation of minors. This includes playgrounds. Therefore, the sale of tobacco products in playgrounds is prohibited.

Stadiums/arenas

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco product in places where consumption is not allowed, except in supermarkets and shops. The law prohibits smoking in auditoriums and public and private buildings and places. This is interpreted as including all stadiums and arenas. Therefore, the sale of tobacco products in stadiums and arenas is prohibited.

Healthcare facilities

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco product in places where consumption is not allowed, except in supermarkets and shops. The law prohibits smoking in healthcare facilities. Therefore, the sale of tobacco products in healthcare facilities is prohibited.

Cultural facilities

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco product in places where consumption is not allowed, except in supermarkets and shops. The law prohibits smoking in cultural facilities. Therefore, the sale of tobacco products in cultural facilities is prohibited.

Public and private places of work (not including supermarkets and shops)

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco product in places where consumption is not allowed, except in supermarkets and shops. The law prohibits smoking in public and private workplaces. Therefore, the sale of tobacco products in public and private workplaces (except supermarkets and shops) is prohibited.

Athletic facilities

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco product in places where consumption is not allowed, except in supermarkets and shops. The law prohibits smoking in athletic facilities. Therefore, the sale of tobacco products in athletic facilities is prohibited.

Places where flammable substances are handled

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco product in places where consumption is not allowed, except in supermarkets and shops. The law prohibits smoking in places where flammable substances are handled. Therefore, the sale of tobacco products in places where flammable substances are handled is prohibited.

Protected natural areas

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco product in places where consumption is not allowed, except in supermarkets and shops. The law prohibits smoking in protected natural areas. Therefore, the sale of tobacco products in protected natural areas is prohibited.

Movie theaters

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco product in places where consumption is not allowed, except in supermarkets and shops. The law prohibits smoking in movie theaters. Therefore, the sale of tobacco products in movie theaters is prohibited.

Public and private buildings and places (not including supermarkets and shops)

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco product in places where consumption is not allowed, except in supermarkets and shops. The law prohibits smoking in public and private buildings and places. Therefore, the sale of tobacco products in public and private buildings and places (except supermarkets and shops) is prohibited.

Retail Package Size Restrictions

Minimum number of cigarette sticks per unit package

Yes
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of cigarettes in packages of fewer than 10 sticks.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 16 with respect to the sale of small packets of cigarettes. To more fully align, the law should require a minimum of 20 cigarette sticks per packet.

Minimum weight of smokeless tobacco per unit package

No
Analysis

The law does not require a minimum weight per unit package of smokeless tobacco.

Retail Licensing Requirements

Specific retail license required to sell tobacco products

Yes
Analysis

The law requires retail traders in tobacco products to obtain a license to sell tobacco products.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 15 in that the law requires retailers to obtain a license to sell tobacco products.