Laws

Decision on Printing Health Warnings on Cigarette Packets and Cartons

23 May, 2006

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 Decision No. 3147 on Smoke-Free National University

21 Sep, 2006

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Ministry of Health Decision No. 385 on Smoke-Free Policy in Health Sectors

21 Mar, 2007

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Ministry of Security Decision No. 891 on Smoke-Free Security Forces

19 Sep, 2007

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Rule on Smoke Free Lao Women's Union

05 Feb, 2008

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Ministry of Public Works and Transports Notice No. 0819 on Smoke-Free Airports

08 Jul, 2008

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Law on Tobacco Control

16 Feb, 2010

COMMENTS: The Law on Tobacco Control regulates, among other things, smoking in public places, packaging and labeling of tobacco products, and tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

Decree No. 370/PMO Prescribing Health Warning Notices to be Printed on Packaging for Tobacco Products

23 Aug, 2010

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Decree No. 369, Ban on Advertising that Promotes the Consumption of Tobacco Products

29 Nov, 2010

COMMENTS: Decree No. 369, Ban on Advertising that Promotes Consumption of Tobacco Products regulates tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

Regulation on Smoke Free Work Places of Education and Sport Sector

22 Jun, 2012

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Regulation on Smoke Free Work Places of Public Work and Transport Sector

22 Jun, 2012

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Decree No. 155/G, Tobacco Control Fund

24 May, 2013

COMMENTS: Decree No. 155/G on Tobacco Control Fund establishes the Tobacco Control Fund and regulates income sources, use of funds, and management bodies and responsibilities.

Agreement No. 992/MPH Governing Health Warning Notices to be Printed on Cigarette Packs and Cartons

24 Apr, 2014

COMMENTS: Agreement No. 992/MPH Governing Health Warning Notices to be Printed on Cigarette Packs and Cartons was replaced by Agreement No. 1067/MPH Governing Implementation of Tobacco Control Act and, therefore, is no longer in effect.

Agreement No. 1067/MPH Governing Implementation of the Tobacco Control Act

07 Jun, 2016

COMMENTS: Agreement No. 1067/MPH Governing Implementation of Tobacco Control Act implements the Law on Tobacco Control including regulations on packaging and labeling, no-smoking signs, designated smoking areas, and some advertising and promotion provisions.

Code of Conduct on Between Health Sector and Tobacco Industry

14 Dec, 2018

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Decree No. 52 on Penalties and Measures to Implement Tobacco Control Law and Regulations

08 Mar, 2019

COMMENTS: Decree No. 52 establishes the penalties for violations of the Law on Tobacco Control and regulations issued under that law. It also includes details on application of the penalties.

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of September 21, 2020 unless otherwise noted.