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Extension of Dates for Implementation of Graphic Health Warnings and Messages on All Tobacco Products for Sale in The Gambia

COMMENTS: This letter was sent by the Ministry of Health to all tobacco manufacturers, importers, distributors, and sellers to notify them of an eight-month extension of the implementation date for picture health warnings. The date was moved from January 6, 2021 to September 6, 2021.

Technical Guidance for Implementation of Pictorial Health Warnings and Message on Tobacco Products

COMMENTS: The Technical Guidance was sent to all tobacco manufacturers, importers, distributors, and sellers to assist with implementation of picture health warnings. Guidance includes information on submitting samples for approval.

Notification of Commencement of Graphic Health Warnings and Messages on All Tobacco Products for Sale in The Gambia

COMMENTS: The Notification was sent to all tobacco manufacturers, importers, distributors and sellers, to notify them that they have three months from the date of the Notification to implement picture health warnings as required under the Tobacco Control Act, 2016. Thus, picture health warnings were to be required on packs beginning January 6, 2021. However, this date was subsequently delayed to September 6, 2021.

Tobacco Control Regulations, 2019

COMMENTS: The Tobacco Control Regulations, 2019 were issued under the Tobacco Control Act, 2016. The Regulations contain implementing details related to health warning contents, sales restrictions, disclosure requirements, smoke free places, and enforcement, among others.

Tobacco Control Act, 2016

COMMENTS: The Tobacco Control Act, 2016 regulates smoke free places; tobacco product packaging and labeling; tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; restrictions on the sale of tobacco products; disclosure requirements; and tobacco industry interference with tobacco control policy. The commencement date was established by the Tobacco Control Act (Commencement) Order, 2018.

Tobacco Control Act (Commencement) Order, 2018

COMMENTS: The Tobacco Control Act (Commencement) Order, 2018 establishes December 17, 2018 as the effective date of the Tobacco Control Act, 2016.

Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Notification on Health Warnings

COMMENTS: Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Notice, April 21, 2009, on Health Warnings provides the text, size and placement requirements for tobacco health warnings.

Tobacco Products (Ban on Advertisements) Act, 2003

Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.

Prohibition of Smoking (Public Places) Act (No. 3) 1998

Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.

Tobacco Products (Control of Advertisements) Act, (No. 6) 1997

Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of January 14th 2021, unless otherwise noted.