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Last updated: November 26th 2019

Penalties

Activities / Violations
Entities That Can Be Held Responsible
Sanction(s)
 

Advertising and Promotion

Persons
Fine, License suspension or revocation, Corrective action required, Jail
Enforcement Agency

Authorized officers of the Tobacco Control Unit

Analysis

For violations of the provisions on advertising, promotion and sponsorship, summary conviction results in a fine not exceeding $10,000, a term of imprisonment not exceeding three years, or both. Conviction on indictment results in a fine not exceeding $30,000, a term for imprisonment not exceeding five years, or both.

The court may order confiscation and forfeiture of an item that contains a tobacco advertising and promotion. The law provides that a license can  be revoked if the Coordinator of the Tobacco Control Unit determines that the licensee has contravened the provisions of the law.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines in that it imposes a  range of penalties for violations of the law and increased penalties for repeat violations.

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Sponsorship

Persons
Fine, License suspension or revocation, Corrective action required, Jail
Enforcement Agency

Authorized officers of the Tobacco Control Unit

Analysis

For violations of the provisions on advertising, promotion and sponsorship, summary conviction results in a fine not exceeding $10,000, a term  of imprisonment not exceeding three years, or both. Conviction on indictment results in a fine not exceeding $30,000, a term for imprisonment not exceeding five years, or both.

The court may order confiscation and forfeiture of an item that contains tobacco advertising or promotion.

The law provides that a license can be revoked if the Coordinator of the Tobacco Control Unit determines that the licensee has contravened the provisions of the law.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines in that it imposes a range of penalties for violations of the law and increased penalties for repeat violations.

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