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Last updated: March 12th 2021

Penalties

Sales Restrictions

Fine, Business License Suspension or Revocation, Other
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
Analysis

A violation of the ban on vending machine sales is subject to a fine of twenty thousand (20,000) to forty thousand (40,000) Ouguiya.

A violation of the ban on internet sales (delivery by mail ban) is subject to a fine of one hundred thousand (100,000) to two hundred thousand (200,000) Ouguiyas.

For any repeat offense, fines may be doubled. For any offense, a jurisdiction may order that the judgment of conviction be posted in a designated place or published in newspapers. If a court finds that an offender has derived financial benefit from the offense, the court may impose a supplementary fine that the court deems to be the equivalent of such benefit. A court may order the suspension of all activity that could involve continuation of the office, and for a repeat offense, may suspend the sale of tobacco products for at least one year. Products involved in violations may be seized and destroyed.

Location-based Sales Restrictions

Analysis

Violations of location-based sales restrictions are punishable by a fine of five thousand (5,000) Ougiya to fifty thousand (50,000) Ougiya.

For any repeat offense, fines may be doubled. For any offense, a jurisdiction may order that the judgment of conviction be posted in a designated place or published in newspapers. If a court finds that an offender has derived financial benefit from the offense, the court may impose a supplementary fine that the court deems to be the equivalent of such benefit. A court may order the suspension of all activity that could involve continuation of the office, and for a repeat offense, may suspend the sale of tobacco products for at least one year. Products involved in violations may be seized and destroyed.

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 twenty thousand (20,000) to fifty thousand (50,000) Ouguiya.