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Last updated: November 26th 2019

Sales Restrictions

Sale of single cigarettes/sticks

Allowed
Analysis

The law allows the sale of single cigarettes.

To align with FCTC Art. 16, the law should prohibit the sale of single cigarettes as this increases the affordability of cigarettes to minors.

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 schools/educational facilities.

Playgrounds

Uncertain
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in sports, athletic and recreational facilities. Because it is uncertain whether playgrounds would be considered “sports, athletic or recreational facilities,” the regulatory status code “Uncertain” is given.

Stadiums/arenas

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in sports, athletic and recreational facilities.

Healthcare facilities

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in healthcare facilities.

Cultural facilities

Some Restrictions
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in educational facilities and recreational facilities. The law is interpreted as including some cultural facilities within "recreational" and “educational” facilities; therefore, the regulatory status code "Some Restrictions" is given.

Law Source, Section

Retail Package Size Restrictions

Minimum number of cigarette sticks per unit package

No
Analysis

The law does not require a minimum number of cigarette sticks per unit package. It specifies that a smoked tobacco product may be sold as an individual unit, provided that the product is individually labeled as required.

To align with FCTC Art. 16, the law should prohibit the sale of small packets of cigarettes which increase the affordability to minors.

Minimum weight of smokeless tobacco per unit package

Yes
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of smokeless tobacco in unit packages weighing less than 20 grams.

Law Source, Section

Retail Licensing Requirements

Specific retail license required to sell tobacco products

Yes
Analysis

The law requires retail traders in tobacco products to obtain a license to sell tobacco products.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 15 in that the law requires retailers to obtain a license to sell tobacco products.