Laws

Act Amending the Tobacco Act (No. 283/2022)

May 1, 2022

COMMENTS: Act No. 283/2022 amends several provisions of the Tobacco Act. Among the amendments are provisions requiring the plain packaging of tobacco products and e-cigarettes beginning May 1, 2023. In addition, the law will prohibit the sale of products consumers can use to alter that taste or smell of tobacco products, such as flavor cards; products already manufactured may continue to be sold through April 30, 2023. 

Act Amending the Tobacco Act (No. 248/2019)

May 20, 2019

COMMENTS: Act No. 248/2019 amends the Tobacco Act’s provisions on labeling with respect to unique tracing identifier for retail packaging and related issues on security and authenticity. It also provides further details on wholesale retail; the right of authorities to access information from manufacturers, importers, and sellers; and disposal of products.

Act Amending the Tobacco Act (No. 701/2018)

Aug 15, 2018

COMMENTS: Act No. 701/2018 amends the Tobacco Act to provide additional detail on measures related to trade secrets in submission, data storage, and publication of product information disclosed to authorities.

Act Amending Section 82 of the Tobacco Act (No. 1116/2017)

Mar 1, 2018

COMMENTS: Act No. 1116/2017 amends provisions of the Tobacco Act on reporting and enforcement of violations of provisions on smoke free and smoking areas. The law updates a reference from an older law to the 2017 Alcohol Act.

Decree No. 1113/2016 Amending the Decree on Smoking Areas

COMMENTS: Decree No. 1113/2016 addresses the application of smoking bans for housing communities.

Decree No. 592/2016 on Standards and Notifications Concerning Tobacco Products and Similar Products

Aug 15, 2016

COMMENTS: Decree No. 592/2017 addresses methods for measuring emissions and testing fire safety; information to be reported in lists of ingredients for tobacco products; and other requirements on submissions and verification laboratories.

Decree No. 601/2016 on Smoking Areas

Aug 15, 2016

COMMENTS: Decree No. 601/2016 addresses the structure, size, ventilation, and monitoring of smoking areas.

Decree No. 593/2016 on the Retail Sale of Tobacco Products and Related Products

Aug 15, 2016

COMMENTS: Decree No. 593/1016 sets out requirements on retail sale relating to issues such as retail licenses, monitoring plans, and product catalogs.

Decree No. 591/2016 on the Warning Labels on Unit Packets of Tobacco Products and Similar Products

Aug 15, 2016

COMMENTS: Decree No. 591/2016 sets out requirements for warning labels on packets of tobacco products and on e-cigarettes and refill containers.

Tobacco Act (No. 549/2016)

COMMENTS: This is the primary law on tobacco control and covers many aspects of tobacco control, including a general ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; restrictions on smoking in public places; production and sale of tobacco products; and tobacco packaging and labeling measures. Many of the requirements apply to e-cigarettes as well.

The law has been amended several times, many of which are uploaded separately below. The English Translation includes amendments through December 29, 2016. Up-to-date legislation can be found using the 'Official Website' link.

Decree No. 1064/2008 on the Fire Safety of Cigarettes

Dec 19, 2008

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. 964/2006 Concerning Smoking Rooms in Restaurants and Other Catering Establishments

Nov 3, 2006

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Decree No. 641/2002 on Labelling the Unit Packets of Tobacco Products, on Maximum Yields of and Methods for Measuring Harmful Substances, and on Testing Laboratories

Jul 7, 2002

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Decree No. 225/1977 on Measures to Reduce Smoking (as amended)

Feb 25, 1977

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Tobacco Act (No. 693/1976) (as amended through 2010)

Note: This law was repealed by the Tobacco Act (No. 549/2016). 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.

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of August 15, 2022 unless otherwise noted.