Last updated: June 4, 2021
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.
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.