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Last updated: September 17th 2019

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

Not Applicable
Analysis:

The law does not require disclosure because virtually all forms of domestic and cross-border tobacco sponsorship, advertisement and promotion are prohibited. Some of the forms that are permitted or restricted do not involve marketing expenditures by the tobacco industry (e.g., domestic and international internet product sales).

FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines para. 43 provides, however, that while the requirement for this kind of disclosure applies only to Parties that do not have a comprehensive ban, all Parties should implement the disclosure requirement in that it may help Parties that consider that they have a comprehensive ban to identify any advertising, promotion or sponsorship not covered by the ban or engaged in by the tobacco industry in contravention of the ban.

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

Not Applicable
Analysis:

Virtually all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship are prohibited; therefore, this kind of action is not applicable.

Disclosed information readily available to the public

Not Applicable
Analysis:

The law does not require disclosure of information because virtually all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship are prohibited. Moreover, the few permitted forms of advertising, promotion and sponsorship do not involve expenditures. Therefore, public availability of disclosed information is not applicable.

FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines para. 43 provides, however, that while disclosure to the government and public applies only to Parties that do not have a comprehensive ban, all Parties should implement the disclosure requirement in that it may help Parties that consider that they have a comprehensive ban to identify any advertising, promotion or sponsorship not covered by the ban or engaged in by the tobacco industry in contravention of the ban.