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Public Health (Restrictions on Tobacco Products) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2009

COMMENTS: The Public Health (Restrictions on Tobacco Products) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2009 undo one of the prior amendments to the principal regulations (Public Health Regulations 2008). Effectively, Amendment No. 2 prohibits packages from including figures for emission yields.

Public Health (Restrictions on Tobacco Products) Regulations 2008

COMMENTS: The Public Health (Restrictions on Tobacco Products) Regulations 2008 were issued under the Public Health Act. The regulations cover many aspects of tobacco control, including, but not limited to: sales to minors; restrictions on public smoking; packing and labeling; and tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

Public Health (Restrictions on Tobacco Products) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

COMMENTS: The Public Health (Restrictions on Tobacco Products) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 make a few adjustments to the principal regulations (Public Health Regulations 2008). First, the amended regulations clarify who has a duty to take reasonable steps to prevent smoking in particular public places. Second, the amended regulations effectively require that cigarette packaging displays the nicotine or tar content or the carbon monoxide yield. Third, the amended regulations adjust the size of the health warnings to be displayed on tobacco product packages.

Occupational Safety and Health Act 2005

COMMENTS: The Occupational Safety and Health Act 2005 governs smoking in the workplace. The law prohibits employees from smoking in the workplace, except in demarcated for smoking. See Art. 14(e).

Consumer Protection (Price and Supplies Control) Act 1998

COMMENTS: The Consumer Protection Act 1998 requires that merchants display one sample of every good offered for sale. See Section 17. This provision is directly applicable to regulation of point of sale product displays as a means of advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

Public Health Act of 1925 (as amended)

COMMENTS: Article 193 of the Public Health Act authorizes the Minister of health to "make such regulations as he thinks necessary in the interest of public health." It is under this grant of power that the regulations restricting tobacco products were issued. In addition, the Public Health Act grants the Sanitary Authority and the police the power to enforce public health regulations. The Public Health Act has been amended several times. The version available here is current through the 2006 amendments made by Law No. 30 of 2006 and Government Notice No. 232 of 2006.

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of September 20th 2017, unless otherwise noted.