Last updated: May 17, 2022
Action Required for Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship Not Banned
Disclosure to the government by the tobacco industry of information on advertising, promotion and sponsorship activities and expenditures
The law does not require disclosure to the government because there is comprehensive ban on advertising, promotion and sponsorship. FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines para. 43 provides, however, that while the requirement for this kind of disclosure applies only to Parties that do not have a comprehensive ban, all Parties should implement the disclosure requirement in that it may help Parties that consider that they have a comprehensive ban to identify any advertising, promotion or sponsorship not covered by the ban or engaged in by the tobacco industry in contravention of the ban.
To align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should require disclosure of specified information on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship and on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship expenditures in accordance with FCTC Art. 13.4(d) and FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines para. 41.
Health warning messages required on permitted forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship
The law prohibits all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; therefore, this requirement is generally not applicable.
The demonstration of tobacco products or tobacco use in audiovisual material intended for adults is prohibited unless it is an integral part of the artistic design. Any demonstration that falls under this category must be accompanied by a public service announcement about the dangers of tobacco use before or during the demonstration.
Disclosed information readily available to the public
The law does not provide for public availability of information, as it does not require disclosure by the tobacco industry.
To align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should impose a mandatory disclosure requirement on the tobacco industry in accordance with FCTC Art. 13.4(d) and FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines paras. 41 and 42.