LANGUAGE
Last updated: October 4th 2019

Sales Restrictions

Sale of single cigarettes/sticks

Banned
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Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of single cigarettes.

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

Sale of tobacco products via vending machines

Banned
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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.

Sale of tobacco products via the internet

Banned
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Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products via the internet.

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

Sale of smokeless tobacco products

Banned
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Analysis

The law prohibits placing on the market smokeless tobacco products, including tobacco for oral use, chewing tobacco, and nasal tobacco.

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

Some Restrictions
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Analysis

Commercial establishments that are smaller than 20 m^2 (e.g., kiosks) must be located at least 200 meters from educational and healthcare facilities.

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

Allowed
Analysis

The law does not prohibit or restrict the sale of tobacco products in stadiums/arenas; therefore, the law is interpreted as permitting the sale of tobacco products in stadiums/arenas.

Healthcare facilities

Some Restrictions
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Analysis

Commercial establishments that are smaller than 20 m^2 (e.g., kiosks) must be located at least 200 meters from educational and healthcare facilities.

Cultural facilities

Allowed
Analysis

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

Retail Package Size Restrictions

Minimum number of cigarette sticks per unit package

Yes
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Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of cigarettes in packages of fewer than 20 sticks.

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

Minimum weight of smokeless tobacco per unit package

Not Applicable
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Analysis

The law prohibits placing on the market smokeless tobacco products, including tobacco for oral use, chewing tobacco, and nasal tobacco.

Retail Licensing Requirements

Specific retail license required to sell tobacco products

No
Analysis

The law does not require a specific retail license to sell tobacco products.

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