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Order of the Minister of Health dated November 30, 2020 No. 222/2020 on the Approval of the Drafts of Warnings About the Harm of the Consumption of Tobacco Products and Nicotine

COMMENTS: Order No. 222/2020 approves pictorial health warning labels for packages of heated tobacco products and waterpipe tobacco.

Act No. 360-VI "On people's health and the health care system" (excerpts)

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. 

Resolution No. 587 Introducing Changes to Order No. 260 of April 4, 2007 on Setting Minimum Retail Prices for Cigarettes

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September 25, 2017

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Decision of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission No. 18 of March 17, 2016

COMMENTS: Decision No. 18 of the Eurasian Economic Commission implements paragraph 27 of the Technical Regulations for Tobacco Products and regulates the format and position of picture and text warnings, as well as the images to be used, on tobacco product packaging. The required warnings and images must appear on all tobacco product packages for retail sale by November 15, 2017.

Labor Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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November 23, 2015

COMMENTS: The Labor Code contains the definition of "workplace" that is used in Law No. 193-IV, Art. 159 on the Prevention and Restriction of Smoking and Alcoholism.

Order of the Minister of Health and Social Development dated June 2, 2015, No. 442, On approval of the warnings of tobacco products at points of sale, on the unit packet and package of tobacco products

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July 13, 2015

COMMENTS: Order of the Minister of Health and Social Development dated June 2, 2015, No. 442, On approval of the warnings of tobacco products at points of sale, on the unit packet and package of tobacco products implements Arts. 159.3 and 159.13 of the Law on People's Health and Healthcare regarding health warnings on tobacco product packaging and warnings at point of sale.

Eurasian Economic Commission Board Decision No. 53 On Transitional Provisions of the Technical Regulations of the Customs Union “Technical Regulations for Tobacco Products” (TR TS 035/2014)

COMMENTS: Decision No. 53 provides transitional provisions for the implementation of the "Technical Regulations for Tobacco Products" of 12 November 2014, No. 107. The final date for implementation of most of the regulations was November 15, 2017.

Eurasian Economic Commission Technical Regulations for Tobacco Products

COMMENTS: "Technical Regulations for Tobacco Products" 12 November 2014, No. 107 are issued by the European Economic Commission Council and regulate, among other things, smoked tobacco product packaging and labeling. They require parties to place pictorial health warnings on 50% of the front and back of tobacco packages, and a statement on constituents and emissions on 17% of the side of the package. The Technical Regulations do not need to be adopted through implementing legislation,and the final date for compliance with most of the provisions was November 15, 2017. The regulations apply to all members of the Eurasian Economic Union.

Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Administrative Offenses

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July 5, 2014

COMMENTS: The Code on Administrative Offenses provides for penalties for violations of tobacco control laws, including smoke-free and packaging and labeling.

Note: The hyperlink provided refers to the most recent version of the law, and contains minor updates that are not reflected in the English translation provided here.

Resolution No. 1366 on Approval of Regulations on the Placement of Tobacco Products, Packaging Information on Constituents, Health Warnings

COMMENTS: Resolution No. 1366 On Approval of the Regulations on the Placement on a Pack of Tobacco Products, Tobacco Product Packaging of Information on the Composition, on the Content Level of Tars, Nicotine and Systemic Poisons, Carcinogenic and Mutagenic Substances and Warnings about the Danger of Smoking contain the current required informational and health warnings for tobacco products.

Law No. 193-IV: Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the People's Health and the Healthcare System

COMMENTS: Law 193-IV on People's Health and Health Care System regulates health and the health care system. Article 159 regulates the sale and consumption of tobacco and alcohol products, including smoking in public places, packaging and labeling and some aspects of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

The English translation only includes Article 159.  The Russian translation includes all of Law 193-IV.

Resolution No. 1260 Approving the "Healthy Lifestyle" Program for 2008-2016

COMMENTS: In the English Translation, relevant portions of the document have been translated to English (and are highlighted in yellow). The remainder of the document is in Russian.

Law No. 508-II of 2003 on Advertising (as amended)

COMMENTS: Law No. 508-II on Advertising, Arts 13 and 14, prohibits tobacco advertising and some forms of tobacco promotion.

Note: The hyperlink provided refers to the most recent version of the law, and contains minor updates that are not reflected in the English translation provided here.

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of January 6th 2021, unless otherwise noted.