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Executive Decree No. 178 of June 8, 2018

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June 8, 2018

Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.

Ministry of Health Resolution No. 0953 of May 15, 2018

Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.

Ministry of Health Resolution No. 0554 of March 8, 2018

Note: Ministry of Health Resolution No. 0554 of March 8, 2018 addresses waterpipes, shishas, hookahs, etc. This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.

Ministry of Health Resolution No. 2742 of August 21, 2017

COMMENTS: Ministry of Health Resolution No. 2742 of August 21, 2017 prohibits the commercialization of e-cigarettes. The resolution repealed Ministry of Health Resolution No. 660 of August 11, 2009.

Ministry of Health Resolution No. 2304 of October 28, 2016

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October 28, 2016

COMMENTS: Resolution No. 2304 of October 28, 2016 establishes five new graphic health warnings to be printed on tobacco product packaging.

Ministry of Health Resolution No. 2175 of September 22, 2016

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September 20, 2016

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Ministry of Health Resolution No. 0405 of March 2, 2016

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March 2, 2016

COMMENTS: Resolution No. 0405 of March 2, 2016 requires that no-smoking signs be posted in smoke free areas to indicate that it is prohibited to use electronic cigarettes, vaporizers, and similar products, whether or not the products contain nicotine.

Ministry of Health Resolution No. 1661 of September 8, 2015

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September 8, 2015

COMMENTS: Resolution No. 1661 of September 8, 2015 establishes five new graphic health warnings to be printed on tobacco product packaging.

Executive Decree No. 1838 of December 5, 2014

COMMENTS: Executive Decree No. 1838 of December 5, 2014 banned the commercialization and use of e-cigarettes where tobacco products are prohibited.

Ministry of Health Resolution No. 1210 of August 11, 2014

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August 11, 2014

COMMENTS: Resolution No. 1210 of August 11, 2014 establishes five new graphic health warnings to be printed on tobacco product packaging.

Ministry of Health Resolution No. 1265 of December 26, 2013

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December 26, 2013

COMMENTS: Resolution No. 1265 of December 26, 2013 makes corrections to two of the five graphic health warnings established by Resolution No. 378 of April 16, 2013.

Ministry of Health Resolution No. 378 of April 16, 2013

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April 16, 2013

COMMENTS: Resolution No. 378 of April 16, 2013 establishes five new graphic health warnings to be printed on tobacco product packaging.

Ministry of Health Resolution No. 745 on the National Commission for the Study of Tobacco

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August 16, 2012

Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.

Ministry of Health Resolution No. 0968 of September 23, 2011

COMMENTS: Resolution No. 0968 of September 23, 2011 establishes five new graphic health warnings to be printed on tobacco product packaging.

Executive Decree No. 611 of June 3, 2010

COMMENTS: Executive Decree No. 611 amends Article 18 of Executive Order No. 230. Decree No. 611 permits merchants to place a textual list of products for sale, alongside their respective prices. The decree spells out further specifications for such signs.

Ministry of Health Resolution No. 153 of March 5, 2010

COMMENTS: Ministry of Health Resolution No. 153 amends one of the five graphic health warnings established by Resolution No. 868 of October 19, 2009.

Ministry of Health Resolution No. 868 of October 19, 2009

COMMENTS: Ministry of Health Resolution No. 868 establishes five new pictograms to be printed on tobacco product packaging.

Law No. 69 of November 6, 2009 "To Prohibit the Comparison in Contracts and Other Forms of Law in Which the State is a Party, Reforms to Some Provisions of Public Contracts and Introducing Other Provisions"

Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. Law No. 69 from 2009 relates to tobacco taxation and specifies how tobacco taxes may be used.

Ministry of Health Resolution No. 660 of August 11, 2009

COMMENTS: Ministry of Health Resolution No. 660 of August 11, 2009 ban the import, sale, and commercialization of e-cigarettes. This resolution was repealed by  Ministry of Health Resolution No. 2742 of August 21, 2017.

Ministry of Health Resolution No. 809 of October 6, 2008

COMMENTS: Resolution No. 809 of October 6, 2008 amends a previous resolution by establishing new graphic health warnings which must be printed on tobacco product packaging. Note that the English Language translation does not contain the images or accompanying text warnings.

Executive Order No. 230 of May 6, 2008

COMMENTS: Executive Order (E.O.) No. 230 regulates Law No. 13 of January 24, 2008. E.O. No. 230 expands the list of smoke free places and outlines the duties of various parties in carrying out the restrictions on public smoking. E.O. No. 230 also expands upon health warning requirements. In addition, the E.O. authorizes public health authorities to impose sanctions for violations of the E.O.

Law No. 13 of January 24, 2008 “Which Adopts Measures to Control Tobacco and its Harmful Effects on Health”

COMMENTS: Law No. 13 is a comprehensive law that defines key terms and covers many areas of tobacco control. These areas include restrictions on public smoking; packaging and labeling; advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and breaches of the law, among others.

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of September 17th 2019, unless otherwise noted.