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Last updated: March 12th 2021

Action Required for Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship Not Banned

Disclosure to the government by the tobacco industry of information on advertising, promotion and sponsorship activities and expenditures

Required
Analysis:

The law requires the tobacco industry to provide “competent authorities with all information concerning their activities.” Although tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship expenditures and activities are not specified, this provision is interpreted as requiring such disclosure.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines in this respect. The law could be strengthened by implementing a specific disclosure and requiring that disclosure at specific intervals.

Health warning messages required on permitted forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship

Not Applicable
Analysis:

The law prohibits virtually all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. Therefore, this requirement is not applicable.

Disclosed information readily available to the public

Required
Analysis:

The law requires the tobacco industry to provide “competent authorities with all information concerning their activities,” and the government to “make public its relations with the tobacco industry.” This is interpreted as requiring the disclosure of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship information to the public.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines in this respect.