Last updated: March 4, 2020
Action Required for Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship Not Banned
Disclosure to the government by the tobacco industry of information on advertising, promotion and sponsorship activities and expenditures
No disclosure to the government is required because the law prohibits all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. Thus, there should be no activities or expenditures on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.
FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines para. 43 provides, however, that while the requirement for this kind of disclosure applies only to Parties that do not have a comprehensive ban, all Parties should implement the disclosure requirement in that it may help Parties that consider that they have a comprehensive ban to identify any advertising, promotion or sponsorship not covered by the ban or engaged in by the tobacco industry in contravention of the ban.
Health warning messages required on permitted forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship
The requirement to display health warning messages on permitted forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship does not apply because the law contains a comprehensive ban on all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.
The law requires a graphic health warning to occupy 50% of price lists which are displayed at points of sale.
The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to health warnings and messages on permitted forms of advertising.
Disclosed information readily available to the public
The law does not require disclosure because all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship are prohibited. However, in accordance with FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines paras. 42 and 43, the law could impose a disclosure requirement notwithstanding the complete ban and make information from the report readily publicly available.