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Law No. 20 of 2002 on Control of Tobacco and its Derivatives

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.

GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) 246/2011 on Labeling of Tobacco Product Packages

COMMENTS: The GSO (GCC Standardization Organization) Technical Regulation 246/2011 on Labeling of Tobacco Product Packages regulates tobacco product packaging and labeling throughout the Gulf Region.

GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) Approved Health Warnings

COMMENTS: GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) Approved Health Warnings contain the images and text of the four cigarette warnings authorized by GSO Technical Regulation 246/2011. It also contains two health warnings for shisha.

Circular Notifying the Adoption of GSO Technical Regulation of Labeling of Tobacco Product Packages

COMMENTS: Circular Notifying the Adoption of GSO Technical Regulation of Labeling of Tobacco Product Packages adopted the GSO Technical Regulation 246/2011 and made it binding in Qatar.

Supreme Council on Health Circular No. 5 Notifying Pharmacies of Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes

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General Directorate of Customs Circular No. 3 of 2013, Banning E-cigarettes from Entering into the Country

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Law No. 10 of 2016 on the Control of Tobacco and its Derivatives

COMMENTS: Law No. 10 of 2016 on the Control of Tobacco and its Derivatives is the principal law governing tobacco control in Qatar. The law regulates smoke free places; tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and tobacco packaging and labeling. The law also prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes.

Ministry of Public Health Directive to Tobacco Companies to Place Health Warning Labels and Graphic Pictures on Cartons

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To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of October 21st 2019, unless otherwise noted.