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Law on Advertising (as amended)

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March 26, 2016

COMMENTS: The Law on Advertising includes a provision banning the advertising of goods and services that are not allowed to be manufactured or sold in Turkmenistan. This applies to e-cigarettes. The law also broadly prohibits tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

Law on Some Changes and Additions to Some Legislative Acts of Turkmenistan

COMMENTS: The Law on Some Changes and Additions to Some Legislative Acts of Turkmenistan includes amendments to the Law on Protecting the Health of Citizens from the Effects of Tobacco Smoke and the Consequences of Tobacco Product Consumption, primarily related to enforcement and supervisory authorities.

Law Amending the Law on Protecting the Health of Citizens from the Effects of Tobacco Smoke and the Consequences of Tobacco Product Consumption

COMMENTS: The Law Amending the Law on Protecting the Health of Citizens from the Effects of Tobacco Smoke and the Consequences of Tobacco Product Consumption makes several amendments, including expanding the list of places in/from which tobacco products cannot be sold.

Change No. 3 to TDS 596-2002, Cigarettes - General Technical Specification

COMMENTS: Change No. 2 to TDS 596-2002 amends the General Technical Specification governing tobacco product production, composition, and packaging and labeling. Change No. 3 contains the new requirements on health warnings under the 2013 tobacco control law. Its provisions entered into force on January 1, 2015. The graphic health warnings to be required on the packaging of smoked tobacco products will enter into force 12 months after the authorized agency approves the list of drawings, pictograms and/or photos on the harms of smoking. As of the date of this review, the authorized agencies have not yet released the new set of warnings.

Code of Administrative Offenses (excerpts only) (as amended to December 1, 2019)

COMMENTS: The Code of Administrative Offenses (excerpts only) (as amended to December 1, 2019) defines which actions are administrative offenses, and establishes fines for violating various provisions of the law, including smoke free, packaging and labeling, and advertising and promotion.

Law on Protecting the Health of Citizens from the Effects of Tobacco Smoke and the Consequences of Tobacco Product Consumption

COMMENTS: The Law on Protecting the Health of Citizens from the Effects of Tobacco Smoke and the Consequences of Tobacco Product Consumption is the primary law governing tobacco control in Turkmenistan. It regulates smoke free places; tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and tobacco packaging and labeling, among other things.

Change No. 2 to TDS 596-2002, Cigarettes - General Technical Specification (Establishing Health Warnings)

COMMENTS: Change No. 2 to TDS 596-2002 amends the General Technical Specification governing tobacco product production, composition, and packaging and labeling. Change No. 2 provides the contents of the health warnings appearing on packaging and labeling of cigarettes.

Criminal Code (excerpts only) (as amended to December 1, 2019)

COMMENTS: The Criminal Code (excerpts only) (as amended to December 1, 2019) defines which actions are violations of the criminal code, including smuggling illegal goods and manufacturing, acquisition, storage, transportation, and the shipment of Naswar.

TDS 596-2002, Cigarettes - General Technical Specification

COMMENTS: TDS 596-2002, Cigarettes - General Technical Specification governs tobacco product production, composition, and packaging and labeling.

Decree Banning Smoking in Public Places

COMMENTS: The Decree Banning Smoking in Public Places is a presidential decree that pre-dates the primary tobacco control law. It establishes an administrative sanction for violators of the smoking ban, and it is uncertain whether this penalty remains in effect.

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of February 20th 2020, unless otherwise noted.