Last updated: January 12, 2021


Enforcement Agency

Content regulation

Not Applicable

The law does not regulate the contents of cigarettes; therefore, there are no specified penalties.

To align with FCTC Art. 9 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Guidelines, the law should regulate the contents of cigarettes and impose sanctions for violations.

Disclosure requirement

Ministry of Health and Population
Fine, Other

(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)

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Entities that can be held responsible

Any person or entity who violates the provisions of the law, including manufacturers, importers, exporters


Violations of disclosure requirements are punishable by a fine not exceeding 50,000 rupees and confiscation and destruction of the tobacco products.

In addition, the inspector is authorized to stop the sale, import, and export of tobacco products that fail to meet the specified standards.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 10 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines in that the law imposes sanctions for disclosure violations.