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Last updated: March 10th 2020

Action Required for Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship Not Banned

Disclosure to the government by the tobacco industry of information on advertising, promotion and sponsorship activities and expenditures

Not Required
Analysis:

The law does not provide for disclosure to the government by the tobacco industry of information on advertising, promotion and sponsorship activities and expenditures.

To align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should require the disclosure of specified information on tobacco APS activities and expenditures in accordance with FCTC Art. 13(4)(d) and FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines para. 41. Because the law permits many forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, information regarding tobacco industry activities and expenditures on APS activities is particularly important for the government to receive in order to monitor such activities.

Health warning messages required on permitted forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship

Not Required
Analysis:

The law does not require health messages on permitted forms of tobacco advertising.

To align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, health warnings should be required on all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship not banned or not yet banned and to those very limited commercial communications, recommendations, or actions that might continue after a comprehensive ban. Further, FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines para. 40 provides that Parties should consider requiring that health warning messages be given at least equal prominence to the advertising, promotion or sponsorship.

Disclosed information readily available to the public

Not Required
Analysis:

The law does not provide for tobacco industry disclosures and, consequently, the availability of these disclosures to the public.

To align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should impose a mandatory disclosure requirement on the tobacco industry and require that such disclosures be made available to the public in accordance with FCTC Art. 13(4)(d) and FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines paras. 41 and 42.