Last updated: August 3, 2022
Advertising and Promotion
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
Ministry of Health and authorized officers
Violations of most prohibitions on advertising and promotion are punishable by: on summary conviction, a fine of 100,000 dollars and imprisonment for six months; or on conviction on indictment, a fine of 200,000 dollars and imprisonment for one year. In addition, licenses may be suspended, revoked, or limited, and items that contain tobacco advertising and promotion may be confiscated and forfeited.
Violations of the ban on product display at the point of sale are punishable on summary conviction by: a fine of 50,000 dollars and imprisonment for three months for a first offense; a fine of 100,000 dollars and imprisonment for six months for a second offense; and a fine of 100,000 dollars and imprisonment for nine months for a third offense. Conviction on indictment results in a fine of 200,000 dollars and imprisonment for one year.
The law does not prohibit tobacco sponsorship and, therefore, there are no fines or penalties associated with tobacco sponsorship.
To align with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should prohibit all tobacco sponsorship (whether publicized or not) and impose appropriate penalties for violations of a ban on tobacco sponsorship.