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Last updated: September 16th 2020

Penalties

Activities / Violations
Entities That Can Be Held Responsible
Sanction(s)
 

Advertising and Promotion

Any person who violates the Act or Regulations
Fine, Corrective action required
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Enforcement Agency

Directorate of Health

Analysis

The Act provides that the Directorate of Health may order that a violation of the advertising ban be rectified. The Directorate may set a fine that runs from the date of expiration of the time limit for rectification, or from date of the violation, or the Directorate may set a one-time fine or a daily fine. The amount of the fine is not specified in the Act or Regulations.

To fully align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should consider other penalties such as license suspension or revocation for violations of the advertising ban, graded penalties, and for cumulative application for repeat offenses.

Sponsorship

Any person who violates the Act or Regulations
Fine, Corrective action required
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Enforcement Agency

Directorate of Health

Analysis

The Act provides that the Directorate of Health may order that a violation of the sponsorship ban be rectified. The Directorate may set a fine that runs from the date of expiration of the time limit for rectification, or from date of the violation, or the Directorate may set a one-time fine or a daily fine. The amount of the fine is not specified in the Act or Regulations.

To fully align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should consider other penalties such as license suspension or revocation for violations of the sponsorship ban, graded penalties, and for cumulative application for repeat offenses.