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Last updated: September 18th 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 disclosure to the government by the tobacco industry of information on advertising, promotion and sponsorship activities and expenditures. The law allows for some forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

Therefore, 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

Required
Analysis:

The law requires that any permitted forms of advertising or promotion display a warning, occupying 33% of the advertising area, containing one of ten authorized text messages.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to requiring health warnings on permitted forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

Disclosed information readily available to the public

Not Required
Analysis:

The law does not require disclosure to the government by the tobacco industry of information on advertising, promotion and sponsorship activities and expenditures. Therefore, such information is not readily available to the public. The law allows for some forms of tobacco promotion and sponsorship.

Therefore, 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, and make such disclosures readily available to the public.