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Last updated: August 20th 2020

Penalties

Sales Restrictions

Fine
Analysis

Violations of the prohibition on selling cigarettes that are not in the original packaging and the sale of open packages are punishable by a fine of 2,000 Euros for a legal person or business entity, and by a fine of 200 Euros for a natural person.

Violations of the restrictions on vending machine sales are punishable by a fine of 3,000 Euros for a legal person or business entity, and by a fine of 500 Euros for a natural person.

The enforcement authorities are the sanitary and market inspectors.

Law Source, Section
Arts. 19, 21(3.1), 21(3.2), 21(3.3), 21(3.4)

Location-based Sales Restrictions

Fine
Analysis

Violations of location-based sales restrictions are punishable by a fine of 3,000 Euros for a legal person or business entity, and by a fine of 500 Euros for a natural person.

The enforcement authorities are the sanitary, health, market, and education inspectors.

Law Source, Section
Arts. 19, 21(3.1), 21(3.2)

Minimum Retail Package Size

N/A
Analysis

The law does not regulate the minimum size of tobacco product packages; therefore, there are no associated penalties.

Minimum Legal Sales Age

Fine
Analysis

Violations of the ban on sales to persons below the age of 18 are punishable by a fine of 2,000 Euros for a legal person or business entity, and by a fine of 200 Euros for a natural person.

The enforcement authority is the market inspector.

Law Source, Section
Arts. 19, 21(3.5), 21(3.6)