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Last updated: September 17th 2019

Sales Restrictions

Sale of single cigarettes/sticks

Allowed
Analysis

The law does not address the sale of single cigarettes; therefore, the law is interpreted as allowing single cigarettes sales.

To align with FCTC Art. 16, the law should prohibit the sale of single cigarettes as this increases the affordability of cigarettes to minors.

Sale of tobacco products via vending machines

Allowed
Analysis

The law does not address vending machine sales of tobacco products. Therefore, the law is interpreted as allowing vending machine sales.

To align with FCTC Art. 13, the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, and FCTC Art. 16, the law should prohibit vending machine sales of tobacco products as such sales are an inherent form of tobacco advertising and promotion.

Sale of tobacco products via the internet

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products via the internet or "by any other method of sale based on new technology."

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to internet sales of tobacco products.

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 products on the property and within the premises or buildings of "daycare centers, schools, grade schools, high schools, universities, vocational training institutes, adult learning centers or private institutions of instruction."

Playgrounds

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products "on premises intended for sporting, cultural, artistic or leisure activities." Premises intended for sporting or leisure activity is interpreted as including playgrounds.

Stadiums/arenas

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products "on premises intended for sporting, cultural, artistic or leisure activities."

Healthcare facilities

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products "on the property and in the facilities of healthcare and social service establishments."

Cultural facilities

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products "on premises intended for sporting, cultural, artistic or leisure activities."

Social service establishments

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products "on the property and in the facilities of . . . social service establishments."

Retail Package Size Restrictions

Minimum number of cigarette sticks per unit package

No
Analysis

The law does not require a minimum number of cigarette sticks per unit package.

To align with FCTC Art. 16, the law should prohibit the sale of small packets of cigarettes which increase the affordability to minors.

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 prohibits the distribution of tobacco products without a license or permit.

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