Last updated: February 27, 2023
The law does not regulate the contents of cigarettes; therefore, there are no specified penalties.
To align with FCTC Art. 9 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Guidelines, the law should regulate the contents of cigarettes and impose sanctions for violations.
Violations of disclosure requirements are subject to fines and, in the case of gross or repeated violations, imprisonment for up to two years. In addition, the board of health in the relevant district may, after issuing a reprimand, revoke a permit to sell tobacco. In the case of repeated violations or gross violation, the board of health must revoke the permit.
The law aligns with FCTC Art. 10 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines in that the law imposes sanctions for disclosure violations.