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Food Safety Advisory Committee Decision No. 170

COMMENTS: This Decision by the Food Safety Advisory Committee bans the importation and trading of e-cigarettes. 

Resolution No. 20 Promulgating the Anti-Smoking Act No. 19 of 2012

COMMENTS: The Anti-Smoking Act No. 19 of 2012 governs smoking in public places, tobacco advertising and promotion, tobacco packaging and labeling, tobacco product emissions and contents, and some sales restrictions.

Directive No. 1 of 2014 Facilitating Implementation of the Anti-Smoking Act (No. 19 of 2012)

COMMENTS: Directive No. 1 of 2014 Facilitating Implementation of the Anti-Smoking Act (No. 19 of 2012) delegates to various ministries responsibilities with regard to tobacco control policy enforcement. The directive also includes additional details about designated smoking areas.

Standard Specification No. 546, Revision 2, Cigarettes (IQS 546/2018)

COMMENTS: Standard Specification No. 546, Revision 2, Cigarettes (IQS 546/2018) was issued by the Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control - Iraq. The Standard contains packaging and labeling requirements, including health warnings, for cigarette packaging and regulates specified cigarette contents and emissions.

Food Safety Advisory Committee Decision No. 231

COMMENTS: This decision by the Food Safety Advisory Committee expands upon Decision No. 170 (2011) to also ban the manufacture and advertising (in addition to importation and trading) of e-cigarettes.

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of June 4th 2021, unless otherwise noted.