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Last updated: September 18th 2019

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 this disclosure, as required by FCTC Art. 13(4)(d). Because the law permits some forms of tobacco 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.

To align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should require disclosure of specified information on tobacco APS and on APS expenditures in accordance with FCTC Art. 13(4)(d) and FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines para. 41.

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

Not Required
Analysis:

The law permits some forms of advertising, promotion and sponsorship. The law does not require health warning messages on these permitted forms of advertising.

To align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should require health warning messages on all permitted forms of advertising, promotion and 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 in accordance with FCTC Art. 13(4)(d) and FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines paras. 41 and 42.