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Amendment to Ministry of Health Order No. 453/2021, Order for Packaging of Tobacco Products and Printing of Health Warning Pictures and Text Statements According to the Standards

COMMENTS: The Amendment to Ministry of Health Order No. 453/2021, Order for Packaging of Tobacco Products and Printing of Health Warning Pictures and Text Statements According to the Standards, delays the date on which the requirement of plain packaging of tobacco products comes into effect from April 10, 2022 until January 1, 2023.

Ministry of Health Order No. 453/2021, Order for Packaging of Tobacco Products and Printing of Health Warning Pictures and Text Statements According to the Standards

Apr 10, 2022

COMMENTS: Ministry of Health Order No. 453/2021 requires plain packaging of tobacco products. The Order also contains updated pictorial health warnings to be included on product packaging. Ministry of Health Order No. 453/2021 repeals Proclamation No. 11/2016, Order of Printing Warning Images and Texts on the Packaging of Tobacco Products. This Order was subsequently amended in April 2022, delaying the date on which plain packaging of tobacco products comes into effect from April 10, 2022 until January 1, 2023.

Ministry of Health and Sports Directive No. 91/2020, Directive to Comply with Guidelines on Contact with Cigar and Tobacco Product Manufacturer, Distributor, Seller or Related Person

Aug 17, 2020

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.

Proclamation No. 11/2016, Order of Printing Warning Images and Texts on the Packaging of Tobacco Products

COMMENTS: The Order of Printing Warning Images and Texts on the Packaging of Tobacco Products, issued by Proclamation No. 11/2016, includes the requirements for graphic health warnings to cover 75% of the front and back faces of tobacco product packaging. The Order also requires text statements on the side faces and prohibits the use of misleading terms on tobacco product packaging.

Ministry of Health Notification No. 5/2014, Order Stipulating the Caption, Sign and Marks Referring to the "No-Smoking Area"

Mar 3, 2014

COMMENTS: Ministry of Health Notification No. 5/2014, Order Stipulating the Caption, Sign and Marks Referring to the "No-Smoking Area" specifies the requirements of signs to be displayed in smoke free places.

Ministry of Health Notification No. 6/2014, Order Stipulating the Requirements to be Managed at the Specific Area where Smoking is Allowed

Mar 3, 2014

COMMENTS: Ministry of Health Notification No. 6/2014, Order Stipulating the Requirements to be Managed at the Specific Area where Smoking is Allowed specifies the requirements of signs to be displayed in designated smoking areas; duties of the persons-in-charge; and offenses under the law.

Letter from the President's Office on Instructions for Smoke Free Government Offices

Jun 15, 2011

COMMENTS: The Letter from the President's Office on Instructions for Smoke Free Government Offices instructs ministries and government offices to ban smoking and chewing betel quid in government facilities.

Control of Smoking and Consumption of Tobacco Product Law (Law No. 5/2006)

COMMENTS: The Control of Smoking and Consumption of Tobacco Product Law is the primary law regulating smoke free places; tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and packaging and labeling of tobacco products.

Commercial Tax Law (Law No. 8/90)

Mar 31, 1990

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.

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