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Last updated: July 25th 2018

Introduction

The Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly the Kingdom of Swaziland) became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on April 13, 2006.

Smoke Free Places: The law restricts smoking to designated areas in enclosed public places, which includes “a public conveyance or transport,” and enclosed workplaces.

Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship: The law prohibits many forms of tobacco advertising and promotion, including point of sale product display. Point of sale advertising is limited to signs that simply indicate tobacco products are available for sale. There are some restrictions on tobacco sponsorship and the publicity of such sponsorship.

Tobacco Packaging and Labeling: All tobacco product packages must display text-only warnings covering 50 percent of the principal display areas of the pack.The law does not specify rotation. Misleading packaging and labeling, which could include terms such as “light” and “low tar” and other signs, is prohibited.

Roadmap to Tobacco Control Legislation: The Tobacco Products Control Act, 2013 is the primary piece of tobacco control legislation. There have been no amendments or regulations issued as of the date of this review.

Review Status

This country’s legal measures were reviewed by our legal staff. No in-country lawyers or tobacco control experts reviewed our analysis.