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Last updated: September 21st 2020

Sales Restrictions

Sale of single cigarettes/sticks

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of single cigarette sticks.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 16 in that the law prohibits the sale of single cigarettes.

Law Source, Section

Sale of tobacco products via vending machines

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits vending machine sales of tobacco products.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13, the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, and FCTC Art. 16 with respect to vending machine sales.

Law Source, Section

Sale of tobacco products via the internet

Allowed
Analysis

The law does not specifically prohibit or restrict the sale of tobacco products through the internet; therefore, the law is interpreted as permitting internet tobacco product sales.

To align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should prohibit internet tobacco product sales, regardless of age, as internet sales are an inherent form of tobacco advertising and promotion.

Sale of smokeless tobacco products

Allowed
Analysis

The law does not specifically prohibit the sale of smokeless tobacco products; therefore, the law is interpreted as permitting the sale of smokeless tobacco products.

Sale of waterpipe tobacco products

Allowed
Analysis

The law does not specifically prohibit the sale of waterpipe tobacco; therefore, the law is interpreted as permitting the sale of waterpipe tobacco.

Location-based Sales Restrictions

Schools/educational facilities

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in educational facilities.

Law Source, Section
Arts. 18(2), 48(3)

Playgrounds

Allowed
Analysis

The law does not prohibit or restrict the sale of tobacco products on playgrounds; therefore, the law is interpreted as permitting the sale of tobacco products on playgrounds.

Stadiums/arenas

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in stadiums/arenas.

Law Source, Section
Arts. 18(4), 48(3)

Healthcare facilities

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in healthcare facilities.

Law Source, Section
Arts. 18(4), 48(3)

Cultural facilities

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in cultural facilities, including cultural halls and museums.

Law Source, Section
Arts. 18(5), 48(3)

Public transport

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products on public transport.

Law Source, Section
Arts. 18(5), 48(3)

Gyms and other places for physical exercise

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in gymnasiums and other places for physical exercise.

Law Source, Section
Arts. 18(4), 48(3)

State offices and agencies

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in state offices or agencies.

Law Source, Section
Arts. 18(3), 48(3)

Cinemas and theatres

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in cinemas and theatres.

Law Source, Section
Arts. 18(4), 48(3)

Retail Package Size Restrictions

Minimum number of cigarette sticks per unit package

Yes
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of cigarettes in packages of fewer than twenty sticks per packet or fifty sticks per tin.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 16 with respect to the sale of small packets of cigarettes.

Law Source, Section

Minimum weight of smokeless tobacco per unit package

No
Analysis

The law does not require a minimum weight per unit package of smokeless tobacco.

Retail Licensing Requirements

Specific retail license required to sell tobacco products

No
Analysis

The law requires that retail establishments must be authorized. However, the law does not provide additional details about the authorization process. Therefore, the regulatory status code “No” is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 15, the law should require retailers to obtain a license to sell tobacco products.

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