Law No. 175/AN/07 Concerning Organization for the Protection of Health against Tobacco Consumption
COMMENTS: Law No. 175/AN/07 concerning organization for the protection of health against tobacco consumption is the primary law regulating tobacco control. It includes provisions on smoke free public places; tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and product packaging and labeling, among other things.
Decree No. 2007/0229/PR/MS Establishing an Intersectoral Committee for Protection of Health from Smoking
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.
Decree No. 2007/0230/PR/MS Prohibiting Smoking in Public Places
COMMENTS: Decree No. 2007/0230/PR/MS prohibiting smoking in public places prohibits smoking on public transport, in most indoor public places and indoor workplaces, and specified outdoor places.
Decree No. 2008/0183/PR/MS Specifying the Manner in Which Statements Are to Be Printed that Must Appear on the Outside Covering of Packages and Wrapping of Tobacco Products
COMMENTS: Decree No. 2008/0183/PR/MS specifying the manner in which statements are to be printed that must appear on the outside covering of packages and wrapping of tobacco products establishes requirements for tobacco product packaging and labeling, including a requirement for health warnings on 50% of principal display areas of smoked tobacco product packaging.
Order No. 2008/492/PR/MS Fixing the Characteristics of the Smoking Prohibition and Prohibition Posting Requirements
COMMENTS: Order No. 2008/492/PR/MS fixing the characteristics of the smoking prohibition and prohibition posting requirements contains the details about the content and placement of "no smoking" signs.
Order No. 2008/491/PR/MS Specifying the Combined Warnings and Messages on All Packaging of Tobacco Products
COMMENTS: Order No. 2008/491/PR/MS specifying the combined warnings and messages on all packaging of tobacco products contains further details on the implementation of health warnings, including the images and associated text that must appear on tobacco product packaging.