Last updated: September 17, 2019
Judicial Police; Inspectors of the Ministry of Public Health; Directorate of Consumer Protection in the Ministry of Economy and Trade; Tourist Police
The law provides that “the judicial police, the inspectors of the Ministry of Public Health, the Directorate of Consumer Protection in the Ministry of Economy and Trade and the tourist police will be in charge, every party within its jurisdiction, of monitoring the implementation of the present law’s provisions.” The law does not specify inspection authority or duties, nor does it affirmatively state that the agencies have a duty to enforce the law.
To more closely align with the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should impose an affirmative duty on one or more of these agencies to enforce the smoke free provisions. In addition, the law or any implementing regulations should specify the agency’s inspection authority and duties.