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Last updated: September 17th 2019

Summary

Guyana became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on December 14, 2005.

Smoke Free Places 

Smoking is banned in all indoor public places, all indoor workplaces, and on public transport. In addition, smoking is banned in several outdoor locations, including on the premises of health care, child care or educational facilities, within five meters of a window or door to an indoor public place or indoor workplace, public waiting areas such as bus stops, and in parks and playgrounds.

Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship 

The law imposes a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising and promotion. All forms of tobacco sponsorship are also prohibited.

Tobacco Packaging and Labeling 

Rotating combined picture and text health warnings are required to be displayed on 60 percent of the front and back of tobacco product packages. Misleading packaging and labeling, including terms such as “light” and “low tar,” is prohibited. The law requires qualitative statements on constituents and emissions, and bans emission yields such as tar, nicotine, and carbon monoxide from being displayed on tobacco product packaging.

Roadmap to Tobacco Control Legislation

The Tobacco Control Act, 2017 is the primary sources of legislation governing smoke free places; advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and packaging and labeling. The Tobacco Products’ Packaging and Labelling Regulations 2018 contain implementing details for health warnings required on tobacco product packaging.

Review Status

This country’s legal measures were reviewed by our legal staff in consultation with in-country lawyers or tobacco control experts.