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Public Health (Tobacco Control) (Amendment) Regulations, 2014

COMMENTS: The Public Health (Tobacco Control) (Amendment) Regulations, 2014 amend the Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations, 2013. The amendments reduced the size of the graphic health warnings, updated the non-exhaustive list of places where smoking is prohibited, and changed the penalty provisions, among other things. The amended regulations do not apply to tobacco products purchased, ordered, or acquired before June 27, 2014.

Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations, 2013

COMMENTS: The Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations, 2013 is the primary piece of legislation governing tobacco control in Jamaica. The regulations establish smoke free places and large graphic health warnings on tobacco product packaging, among other things. The regulations were amended by the Public Health (Tobacco Control) (Amendment) Regulations, 2014.

Standard 1 Part 25-2006 on Specifications for Labeling

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.

Consumer Protection Act (as amended)

COMMENTS: The Consumer Protection Act, 2005 is the primary legislation that protects consumers when they purchase or acquire goods and services. Relevant to this review, the law prohibits all misleading and deceptive conduct in the course of trade or business.

Child Care and Protection Act, 2004

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.

National Health Fund Act

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.

Television and Sound Broadcasting Regulations, 1996 (as amended)

COMMENTS: The Television and Sound Broadcasting Regulations, 1996 govern television and radio broadcasting generally. Relevant to tobacco control, the Regulations prohibit licensed broadcasters from broadcasting certain types of advertisements, including tobacco advertising.

Advertisements Regulation Act, 1947 (as amended)

COMMENTS: The Advertisements Regulation Act, 1947 establishes the conditions under which outdoor advertising, primarily signs and billboards, can be erected.

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of April 20th 2020, unless otherwise noted.