Last updated: March 6th 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 Applicable
Analysis:

The law does not require disclosure by the tobacco industry of information on advertising, promotion, and sponsorship. Although the law bans all tobacco advertising and promotion, the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines recommend that even Parties with a complete tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship ban should require disclosure of information on activities and expenditures, the reason being that it may help Parties that consider that they have a comprehensive ban to identify any advertising, promotion or sponsorship not covered by the ban or engaged in by the tobacco industry in contravention of the ban.

To fully align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should require regular disclosure by the tobacco industry of any tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship activities and expenditures.

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

Not Applicable
Analysis:

The law does not permit any forms of tobacco advertising, promotion, or sponsorship; therefore, this requirement is not applicable.

Disclosed information readily available to the public

Not Applicable
Analysis:

The law does not require disclosure of tobacco industry advertising, promotion and sponsorship activities and expenditures. To more fully align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, these disclosures should be required and information from them made readily available to the public, in accordance with FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines paras. 42 and 43.