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Last updated: July 19th 2021

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 provide for disclosure to the government by the tobacco industry of information on advertising, promotion and sponsorship (APS) activities and expenditures, and therefore does not align with FCTC Art. 13.4(d). Because the law permits some forms of APS, information regarding tobacco industry activities and expenditures on APS activities is particularly important for the government to have in order to monitor such activities. To align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should require disclosure to the government by the industry of specified information on tobacco APS and on APS expenditures in accordance with FCTC Art. 13.4(d) and FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines para. 41.

Health warning messages required on permitted forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship

Not Required
Analysis:

Health warnings are not required on any forms of advertising, promotion and sponsorship still permitted under the law. To fully align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the warning requirement should clearly apply to all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship not banned or not yet banned and to those very limited commercial communications, recommendations, or actions that might continue after a comprehensive ban. FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines para. 40 further provides that Parties should consider requiring that health warning messages be given at least equal prominence to the advertising, promotion or sponsorship.

Disclosed information readily available to the public

Not Required
Analysis:

The law does not provide for tobacco industry disclosures. To align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should impose a mandatory disclosure requirement on the tobacco industry and require that such disclosures be made available to the public in accordance with FCTC Art. 13.4(d) and FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines paras. 41 and 42.