Laws

Jordan Food & Drug Administration Terms of Display, Sale and Storage of E-Vapor and E-Liquid Products and Electronically Heated Tobacco Products

21 Oct, 2019

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.

Jordan Food & Drug Administration Basis for Tobacco and Nicotine Products, Including Electronic Ones

08 May, 2019

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.

Law No. 11 of 2017 on the Amendment to the Public Health Law

04 Apr, 2017

COMMENTS: Law No. 11 of 2017 on the Amendment to the Public Health Law provides a range of penalties for public health violations. 

Instruction No. 2 of 2015 on the Amended Instructions of the Required Criteria and Conditions for the Display of Tobacco Products at Points of Sale

16 Nov, 2015

COMMENTS: Instruction No. 2 of 2015 on the Amended Instructions of the Required Criteria and Conditions for the Display of Tobacco Products at Points of Sale amend some of the provisions in Instruction No. 1 of 2015 related to the requirements of permitted displays at points of sale.

Regulation No. 26 of 2014, An Amending Regulation to the Special Tax Regulation

08 Jan, 2014

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.

Tobacco Products Display Regulation of 2013

15 Nov, 2013

COMMENTS: Tobacco Products Display Regulation, Regulation Number 73 of 2013, implements Art. 63.B.2 of the Public Health Law, which states that tobacco products may only be displayed in accordance with regulations. The regulations allow the display of tobacco products only in display units, with no writing, logos, trademarks or other advertising on the unit. A price list with product name and price is allowed. The regulations require the Minister to issue instructions to implement the regulations, including the maximum number of display units allowed and requirements for such units.

Technical Regulation JS 446:2012 (5th ed.), Tobacco and Tobacco Products - Cigarettes

01 Jul, 2012

COMMENTS: Jordanian Standard 466/2012 implements the tobacco packaging and labeling provision in the Public Health Law (Article 56). These implementing regulations set forth, among other things, labeling requirements; the content, format and placement of health warnings; and a prohibition on misleading terms and descriptors.

Technical Regulation JS 446:2010 (4th ed.), Tobacco and Tobacco Products - Cigarettes

01 May, 2011

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.

Implementing Instrument on Smoking in Fast Food Restaurants

01 Jun, 2009

COMMENTS: Implementing Instrument on Smoking in Fast Food Restaurants is a letter from the Ministry of Health to the Jordan Restaurant Association requesting the association to implement the ban on smoking in all fast-food restaurants.

Implementing Instrument on Smoking in Restaurants

01 Jun, 2009

COMMENTS: Implementing Instrument on Smoking in Restaurants is a letter from the Ministry of Health to the Jordan Tourist Restaurant Association requesting the association to implement designated smoking areas in tourist restaurants, with at least 50% of seats designated for non-smokers.

Implementing Instrument on Smoking in Airports

02 Mar, 2009

COMMENTS: Implementing Instrument on Smoking in Airports is a letter from the Ministry of Health to the airport authority requesting the airport authority to implement designated smoking areas in restaurants.

Implementing Instrument on Smoking in Malls

01 Mar, 2009

COMMENTS: Implementing Instrument on Smoking in Malls is a letter from the Ministry of Health to the General Manager of the Amman Mall requesting the mall manager to implement the smoking ban in the Amman Mall.

Traffic Law of 2008

16 Sep, 2008

COMMENTS: Traffic Law, No. 49 of 2008, among other things, prohibits smoking in public transport vehicles (Article 39) and smoking in school buses (Article 38).

Public Health Law No. 47 of 2008

17 Aug, 2008

COMMENTS: Public Health Law No. 47 of 2008 addresses many public health topics. Chapter 12 of the Public Health Law, which is the primary piece of tobacco control legislation in Jordan, addresses smoke free places, tobacco advertising and promotion, and tobacco packaging and labeling. It also provides penalties for violations of these provisions. The English language file contains only relevant excerpts of the law.

Control of Juvenile Conduct Law of 2006

16 May, 2006

COMMENTS: Control of Juvenile Conduct Law, No. 37 of 2006, prohibits the sale of tobacco to minors, among other things. The English language file contains only relevant excerpts of the law.

Technical Regulation JS 446:2004, Tobacco and Tobacco Products - Cigarettes

01 Sep, 2005

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.  

Ministry of Education Law (Instruction No. 1) on Student Discipline in Public and Private Schools

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Ministry of Finance, Taxes on Cigarettes

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Instruction No. 1 of 2015 on the Required Criteria and Conditions for the Display of Tobacco Products at Points of Sale

COMMENTS: Instruction No. 1 of 2015 on the Required Criteria and Conditions for the Display of Tobacco Products at Points of Sale was issued under the Tobacco Products Display Regulation of 2013 and specifies the requirements of permitted displays at points of sale. This instruction was amended by Instruction No. 2 of 2015.

JS 787:2014 (3rd ed.), Tobacco and Tobacco Products - Tobacco Molasses

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.

Public Transport Law of 2008 (excerpt)

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COMMENTS: Public Transport Law of 2008 (Article 49) prohibits smoking by drivers and passengers in public transport vehicles. The English language file contains only a relevant excerpt of the law.

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of January 22, 2021 unless otherwise noted.