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Provisional Tobacco Act of 1974 (as amended through May 22, 2013)

COMMENTS: The Provisional Tobacco Act of 1974 (amended through May 22, 2013) regulates, among other things, advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products. The Act also authorizes regulations regarding packaging and labeling and establishes sanctions to be imposed for violations of the law.

Tobacco Ordinance of December 20, 1977 (as amended)

COMMENTS: The Tobacco Ordinance of December 20, 1977 (known as the “Tobacco Ordinance”) regulates allowable and prohibited substances in tobacco products. It was last amended by the Ordinance of December 22, 2014.

Statutory Health Insurance Law of December 20, 1988 (Part V of the Social Code) (as amended)

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December 20, 1988

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.

Directive 89/552/EEC on the coordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the pursuit of television broadcasting services (as amended)

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October 16, 1989

COMMENTS: German legislation incorporates some of the definitions contained in Directive 89/552/EEC on the coordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the pursuit of television broadcasting services (as amended).

Food and Consumer Goods Act (as amended)

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September 9, 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.

Directive 98/34/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 June 1998 laying down a procedure for the provision of information in the field of technical standards and regulations and of rules on Information Society services (as amended)

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August 10, 1998

COMMENTS: German legislation incorporates some of the definitions contained in Directive 98/34/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 June 1998 laying down a procedure for the provision of information in the field of technical standards and regulations and of rules on Information Society services (as amended).

Tobacco Product Ordinance of November 20, 2002

COMMENTS: The Tobacco Product Ordinance of November 20, 2002 regulates packaging and labeling including health messages, and tar, nicotine, and carbon monoxide information.

Protection of Young Persons Act of July 23, 2002 (as amended)

COMMENTS: The Protection of Young Persons Act of July 23, 2002, regulates numerous industries in relation to children (below the age of 14) and adolescents (between the ages of 14 – 18). With respect to tobacco control, the law prohibits the sale of tobacco products to children and adolescents and prohibits smoking by children and adolescents in restaurants, stores, and other public places. The law also regulates the sale of tobacco products through vending machines. It was amended by the Law of August 7, 2013.

Directive 2003/33/EC on the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the advertising and sponsorship of tobacco products

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June 20, 2003

COMMENTS: German legislation incorporates some of the definitions contained in Directive 2003/33/EC on the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the advertising and sponsorship of tobacco products.

Ordinance on Workplaces of August 12, 2004 (as amended)

COMMENTS: The Ordinance on Workplaces of 12 August 2004 regulates smoking in the workplace. It was last amended by Article 9 of the Ordinance of December 18, 2008.

Tobacco Excise Tax Act of 1992

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December 9, 2006

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.

Federal Non-Smokers Protection Act of July 20, 2007

COMMENTS: The Law to Protect Against the Dangers of Passive Smoking (also known as the “Federal Non-Smoker’s Protection Act”) of July 20, 2007 regulates smoking in federal facilities, public transport, and public train stations.

Compilation of State Smoke-Free Legislation

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COMMENTS: As of the date of this review, the link provided contains information about smoke free laws at the state (Länder) level.

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of September 17th 2019, unless otherwise noted.