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Last updated: October 1st 2019

Disclosure Requirements

Disclosure by manufacturers and importers of cigarettes to government authorities of information on the contents and/or ingredients used in the manufacture of their cigarettes

Required
Regulatory Authority:

Department of Health

Analysis

Manufacturers and importers must submit to the government information about all ingredients used in cigarettes, for each brand and variant name.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 10 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines in that it requires disclosure by manufacturers and importers to government authorities of information on the contents and/or ingredients used in the manufacture of their cigarettes.

Disclosure by manufacturers and importers of cigarettes to government authorities of information on the emissions of their cigarettes

Required
Regulatory Authority:

Department of Health

Analysis

Manufacturers and importers must submit to government officials information about: a) the tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide emission levels (“TNCO emissions”) by brand and variant name, and b) where available to a producer, information on other emissions and their levels (“non-TNCO emissions”), by brand and variant name.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 10 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines in that it requires disclosure by manufacturers and importers to government authorities of information on the emissions of their cigarettes.

Disclosed information readily available to the public

Required
Regulatory Authority:

Department of Health

Analysis

The law requires the Secretary of State of the Department of Health to ensure that disclosed information is made publicly available on a website, taking into account the need to protect trade secrets.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 10 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines in that it requires that disclosed information be made readily available to the public.