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Last updated: February 7th 2020

Penalties

Violation
Enforcement Agency
Sanction(s)
 

Content regulation

Ministry of Health, Standards Organization of Nigeria
Fine, Jail, Other
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
Entities that can be held responsible: Manufacturers, distributors, retailers
Analysis

Cigarettes that do not comply with the approved standard are subject to seizure and destruction. In addition, a person who manufactures, distributes, or sells cigarettes that do not conform to the approved standard is subject to a fine of not less than N200,000.00 or imprisonment of not less than one year, or both. In the case of a corporate entity, the fine shall be not less than N400,000.00.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 9 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Guidelines in that the law imposes sanctions for violations of content regulations.

Disclosure requirement

Ministry of Health, Standards Organization of Nigeria
Fine, Jail
Entities that can be held responsible:

Manufacturers, importers

Analysis

A person who violates disclosure provisions is subject to a fine of not less than N200,000.00 or imprisonment of not less than one year, or both. In the case of a corporate entity, the fine shall be not less than N400,000.00.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 10 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines in that the law imposes sanctions for disclosure violations.

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