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Last updated: November 26th 2019

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 Required
Analysis:

The law does not require tobacco industry disclosures to the government of information on advertising, promotion and sponsorship activities and expenditures.

To align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should require disclosure to the government by the tobacco industry of information on 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 prohibits all tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; therefore, this requirement is not applicable. The law does require that health warnings be posted at points of retail sale and on cigarette dispensers, although both point of sale advertising and display are prohibited.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to health warning messages.

Disclosed information readily available to the public

Not Required
Analysis:

The law does not require tobacco industry disclosures to the government of information on advertising, promotion and sponsorship activities and expenditures and, therefore, does not require that disclosed information be made available to the public.

To align with FCTC Art. 13 and FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines paras. 41 and 42, the law should require tobacco industry disclosures to the government (para. 41) and that disclosed information is readily available to the public (para. 42).