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Last updated: March 6th 2020

Sales Restrictions

Sale of single cigarettes/sticks

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of single cigarette sticks.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 16 in that the law prohibits the sale of single cigarettes.

Sale of tobacco products via vending machines

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits vending machine sales of tobacco products.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13, the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, and FCTC Art. 16 with respect to vending machine sales.

Sale of tobacco products via the internet

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products through the internet.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to internet sales of tobacco products.

Sale of smokeless tobacco products

Allowed
Analysis

The law does not specifically prohibit the sale of smokeless tobacco products; therefore, the law is interpreted as permitting the sale of smokeless tobacco products.

Sale of waterpipe tobacco products

Allowed
Analysis

The law does not specifically prohibit the sale of waterpipe tobacco; therefore, the law is interpreted as permitting the sale of waterpipe tobacco.

Location-based Sales Restrictions

Schools/educational facilities

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in primary and secondary institutions, institutions of higher learning, and vocational training centers.

Law Source, Section

Playgrounds

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in places intended for minors, which is interpreted to include playgrounds.

Stadiums/arenas

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in athletic facilities, which is interpreted to include stadiums/arenas.

Healthcare facilities

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in institutions where healthcare is provided, including hospitals, clinics, health centers, medical consulting offices, emergency rooms, laboratories, pharmacies and places where non-prescription medications are dispensed.

Cultural facilities

Allowed
Analysis

The law does not prohibit or restrict the sale of tobacco products in cultural facilities; therefore, the law is interpreted as permitting the sale of tobacco products in cultural facilities.

Places intended for minors

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in places intended for minors, such as preschool and daycare facilities and other child care institutions, homes for children and young people, leisure centers, summer camps  and other similar establishments.

Government offices and buildings

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in places where legislative and judicial bodies are convened, as well as in government offices and agencies.

Staff cafeterias

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in cafeterias and dining rooms of public and private institutions intended exclusively for staff.

Homes or day centers for elderly or disabled persons, rehabilitation centers and facilities for addiction

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in homes for the elderly and/or handicapped, day care centers for the elderly, community centers, sheltered workshops, rehabilitation centers and facilities for the confinement and support of drug addicts and alcoholics.

Arcades, pool halls, bowling alleys and cyber-cafés

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in establishments where recreational machines and video games are operated, pool halls, bowling alleys and cyber-cafés.

Retail Package Size Restrictions

Minimum number of cigarette sticks per unit package

Yes
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of cigarettes in packages of fewer than 20 sticks.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 16 with respect to the sale of small packets of cigarettes.

Minimum weight of smokeless tobacco per unit package

Yes
Analysis

The law does not require a minimum weight per unit package of smokeless tobacco.

Retail Licensing Requirements

Specific retail license required to sell tobacco products

No
Analysis

The law does not require a specific retail license to sell tobacco products.

To align with FCTC Art. 15, the law should require retailers to obtain a license to sell tobacco products.