Laws

Ministry of Health Public Notice No. 1/2022

Jun 15, 2022

COMMENTS: Ministry of Health Public Notice No. 1/2022 announces that the moratorium period for pictorial health warnings will expire on September 26, 2022. 

Tobacco Control (Amendment) Regulations, 2019

Feb 1, 2021

COMMENTS: The Tobacco Control (Amendment) Regulations, 2019 were issued by the Minister of Health on May 29, 2019. They were approved by the Senate on February 9, 2021 and the House on February 12, 2021. The pictorial health warnings contained in the regulations are required to appear on packaging beginning 12 months after publication (exact date unknown).

Our analysis does not currently reflect the requirements of these regulations. An updated analysis is forthcoming. 

Tobacco Control Regulations, 2013

Jan 10, 2014

COMMENTS: The Tobacco Control Regulations, 2013 implement requirements under the Tobacco Control Act, 2009, primarily related to packaging and labeling and cigarette dispensers at the point of sale.

Tobacco Control Act, 2009 (as amended)

Feb 17, 2010

COMMENTS: The Tobacco Control Act, 2009 is the primary law regulating tobacco control in Trinidad and Tobago. Most provisions of the Act entered into force on February 17, 2010, pursuant to Legal Notice No. 24 of 2010. Sections 10, 11, and 23-28 entered into force on August 5, 2013, pursuant to Legal Notice No. 154 of 2013. The Act was amended in 2012.

Excerpt of Customs Act, Ch. 78.01

Feb 1, 2007

Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.

Cabinet Minute No. 1045 Approving Policy on Smoke-Free Government Buildings

Apr 21, 2005

Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of August 3, 2022 unless otherwise noted.