Last updated: March 7, 2022
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
No disclosure to the government is required because the law prohibits all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. Thus, there should be no activities or expenditures on advertising, promotion and sponsorship.
FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines para. 43 provides, however, that although the requirement for this kind of disclosure applies only to Parties that do not have a comprehensive ban, all Parties should implement the disclosure requirement in that it may help Parties that consider that they have a comprehensive ban to identify any advertising, promotion or sponsorship not covered by the ban or engaged in by the tobacco industry in contravention of the ban.
Health warning messages required on permitted forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship
The law prohibits all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; therefore, this requirement is not applicable.
Note that there is a requirement that any permitted unpaid depiction of tobacco contain a message advising that use of a tobacco product is dangerous for health or other comparable message before the start of the presentation. Unpaid depiction is permitted only if purely incidental or if justified by reasons of historical accuracy or legitimate journalistic or artistic expression, or where the depiction is required for educational purposes.
Disclosed information readily available to the public
The law does not require tobacco industry disclosures to the government because the law prohibits all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. Therefore, there is no disclosed information that can be made readily available to the public.