Last updated: February 11, 2024


Enforcement Agency

Content regulation

Food and Drugs Inspectors, Public Health Inspectors, Police Officers, and Excise Officers
Fine, Jail
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Entities that can be held responsible

Persons who manufacture, import, sell or offer for sale


Violations of content regulations are punishable by a fine not exceeding two thousand rupees, imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year, or both such fine and imprisonment.

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

Disclosure requirement

Not Applicable

The law does not require disclosure by manufacturers or importers of information on the contents or emissions of their cigarettes; therefore, there are no specified penalties.

To align with FCTC Art. 10 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Guidelines, the law should require disclosure and impose sanctions for disclosure violations.