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Last updated: March 6th 2020

Penalties

Violation
Enforcement Agency
Sanction(s)
 

Content regulation

Not Applicable
None
Analysis

The law does not regulate the contents of cigarettes; therefore, there are no specified penalties.

To align with FCTC Art. 9 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Guidelines, the law should regulate the contents of cigarettes and impose sanctions for violations.

Disclosure requirement

Inspector-General of Health, Health Authorities in each Municipality
Fine
Entities that can be held responsible:

Tobacco industry

Analysis

Violations of the disclosure requirements are punishable by fines ranging from US$ 500.00 to US$ 10,000.00. 

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 10 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines in that the law imposes sanctions for disclosure violations.