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Tobacco (Control and Marketing) Act 1967

Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.

Uganda Standard 313:2002, Cigarettes - Specification (as amended)

COMMENTS: Uganda Standard 313:2002 is the current regulation in place requiring a single text warning appear on packets of cigarettes. The requirements of US 313 will remain in effect until the packaging and labeling requirements under the Tobacco Control Regulations, 2019 enter into force on February 1, 2020.

The National Environment (Control of Smoking in Public Places) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 2004 No. 12)

Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.

Tobacco Control Act, 2015

COMMENTS: The Tobacco Control Act, 2015 is the primary law in Uganda regulating tobacco products and tobacco use and regulates restrictions on smoking in public places, advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products, production and sale of tobacco products, measures to protect against tobacco industry interference, and tobacco packaging and labeling measures, among others.

Tobacco Control Regulations, 2019 (S.I. 2019 No. 66)

COMMENTS: The Tobacco Control Regulations, 2019 were issued under the Tobacco Control Act, 2015 and contain detailed requirements related to packaging and labeling, additives, signage, and disclosure. The requirements related to packaging and labeling will enter into force on February 1, 2020.

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of September 20th 2019, unless otherwise noted.