Last updated: July 29, 2022

Sales Restrictions

Sale of tobacco products via the internet

Allowed
Analysis The law does not address the sale of tobacco products via the internet.

Sale of smokeless tobacco products

Allowed
Analysis

Currently, the law does not specifically prohibit the sale of smokeless tobacco products; therefore, the law is interpreted as permitting the sale of smokeless tobacco products.

As of July 11, 2023, the manufacture, import and sale of “oral tobacco” will be prohibited. “Oral tobacco” is defined as “all oral tobacco products, other than those intended for inhalation or chewing.”

Sale of waterpipe tobacco products

Allowed
Analysis

The law does not specifically prohibit the sale of waterpipe tobacco; therefore, the law is interpreted as permitting the sale of waterpipe tobacco.

Location-based Sales Restrictions

Playgrounds

Uncertain
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in “places of sports competition with the participation of children”. This potentially could be interpreted as prohibiting the sale of tobacco products on playgrounds. However, not all playgrounds host sports competitions. Therefore, the regulatory status “uncertain” is given.

Healthcare facilities

Some Restrictions
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Cultural facilities

Allowed
Analysis

The law does not prohibit or restrict the sale of tobacco products in cultural facilities; therefore, the law is interpreted as permitting the sale of tobacco products in cultural facilities.

On the premises of specialized trade organizations that conduct trade in children’s goods or sporting goods and in the respective departments (sections) of global trade organizations

Banned
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In places of sports competition with the participation of children

Banned

Retail Package Size Restrictions

Roll your own cigarette tobacco

No
Analysis

Currently, the law does not regulate the minimum weight of an individual pack of tobacco for roll-your-own cigarettes. In January 2024, when Law 1978-IX comes into effect, amending Law No. 2889-IV (Art. 12), the law will prohibit the sale of roll-your-own tobacco in pack of less than 30 grams

Minimum weight of smokeless tobacco per unit package

No
Analysis

The law does not require a minimum weight per unit package of smokeless tobacco.

Retail Licensing Requirements