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Last updated: September 24th 2020

Sales Restrictions

Sale of single cigarettes/sticks

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of single cigarette sticks.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 16 in that the law prohibits the sale of single cigarettes.

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 at all levels.

Playgrounds

Allowed
Analysis

The law does not restrict the sale of tobacco products based on location; therefore, the law is interpreted as permitting the sale of tobacco products on playgrounds.

Stadiums/arenas

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in both indoor and outdoor sports facilities and gyms, as well as any place where public or private events are held. In addition, the law bans the sale of tobacco products at sporting and recreational activities, competitions, exhibitions, and events. Therefore, these provisions are interpreted as prohibiting the sale of tobacco products in stadiums/arenas.

Healthcare facilities

Banned
Analysis

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

Cultural facilities

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in cinemas, auditoriums, theaters, museums, and libraries.

Daycare facilities

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in establishments for children's and adolescents’ care.

Transport stations

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in transport stations.

Zoos

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in zoos.

Gyms

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in indoor and outdoor gymnasiums.

Parking facilities

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in indoor and outdoor parking facilities.

Public transport

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in all means of transportation that provide public services.

Gas/service stations

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in gas/service stations.

Government buildings

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products at any public agency at the national, state, and municipal levels.

Retail Package Size Restrictions

Minimum number of cigarette sticks per unit package

Yes
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of cigarettes in packages of fewer than 10 sticks.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 16 with respect to the sale of small packets of cigarettes. To more fully align, the law should require a minimum of 20 cigarette sticks per packet.

Minimum weight of smokeless tobacco per unit package

No
Analysis

The law does not require a minimum weight per unit package of smokeless tobacco.

Retail Licensing Requirements

Specific retail license required to sell tobacco products

No
Analysis

The law does not require a specific retail license to sell tobacco products. However, the law requires a general sales/business license from the issued by the competent authority.

To align with FCTC Art. 15, the law should require retailers to obtain a license to sell tobacco products.