Last updated: December 15, 2021
Advertising and Promotion
Television and radio advertising: Broadcast Commission
Consumer protection: Consumer Affairs Commission
Outdoor advertising: Chief Technical Director
Any person who violates the Television and Sound Broadcasting Regulations, which prohibit tobacco advertising on TV and radio, is subject to a fine of up to $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term of up to 12 months.
Any person who violates prohibition on promotion by misleading, false, or deceptive means contained in the Consumer Protection Act is liable to a fine of up to $1,000,000 or to imprisonment for a term of up to 12 months, or both.
For outdoor advertising under the Advertisements Regulation Act, any person who violates the Act is subject to a fine of $20,000 plus $4.00 for every day during which the offense is continued.
Tobacco sponsorship is not prohibited by law. Therefore, there are no penalties.
To align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, all tobacco sponsorship should be prohibited and appropriate penalties imposed for violations.