Last updated: August 17, 2021
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.
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare, Ministry of Industry and Trade
Violations of disclosure requirements are punishable by license suspension until the necessary disclosures are made. Products which do not comply with the law may be seized and destroyed.
Through the General Office of Health Monitoring, the Ministry will create a "Registry of Offenders" to record, process, and document the data identifying the offenders and the sanctions applied.
The law aligns with FCTC Art. 10 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines in that the law imposes sanctions for disclosure violations.