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Act of February 20, 2013 Laying Down Rules Limiting the Use of Tobacco and Tobacco Products (Tobacco Act)

COMMENTS: The Act of February 20, 2013 Laying Down Rules Limiting the Use of Tobacco and Tobacco Products, known as the Tobacco Act, is the primary law governing smoke free places; tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and tobacco packaging and labeling.

Decision of the Attorney General Establishing Fines for Violations of the Tobacco Act

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January 9, 2014

COMMENTS: Decision of the Attorney General Establishing Fines for Violations of the Tobacco Act specifies the amounts of fines for certain violations, including smoking where prohibited, sales by vending machines, and sales of imitation tobacco products.

Decision of the Minister of Public Health of December 9, 2013 No. 4061/13, on Detailed Rules on the Packaging and Labeling of Cigarettes

COMMENTS: Decision of the Minister of Public Health of December 9, 2013 No. 4061/13 establishes the first round of pictorial health warnings required to appear on cigarette packaging, in addition to establishing other packaging and labeling requirements.

Decree of the Minister of Public Health of March 31, 2017

COMMENTS: Decree of the Minister of Public Health of March 31, 2017 repeals Decision of the Minister of Public Health of November 10, 2016 No. 3553, which had established the second set of pictorial health warnings. The decision was repealed because of printing errors, and new warnings were subsequently issued in a decree dated May 3, 2018.

Decision of the Minister of Public Health of November 10, 2016 No. 3553

COMMENTS: Decision of the Minister of Public Health of November 10, 2016 No. 3553 contained the second set of pictorial health warnings that would have been required to appeared on cigarette packaging beginning June 7, 2017. However, the decision was repealed by a decree by the Minister of Public Health dated March 31, 2017 because of some printing errors.

Decree of the Minister of Public Health of May 3, 2018 No. 1391

COMMENTS:Decree of the Minister of Public Health of May 3, 2018 No. 1391 established a new set of pictorial health warnings to appear on cigarette packaging beginning December 7, 2018.

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of September 18th 2019, unless otherwise noted.