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Last updated: January 13th 2020

Sales Restrictions

Sale of single cigarettes/sticks

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of single cigarette sticks. The law aligns with FCTC Art. 16 in that the law prohibits the sale of single cigarettes.

Sale of tobacco products via vending machines

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits vending machine sales of tobacco products. The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13, the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, and FCTC Art. 16 with respect to vending machine sales.

Sale of tobacco products via the internet

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products through the internet. The law aligns with FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines with respect to internet sales of tobacco products.

Sale of smokeless tobacco products

Allowed
Analysis

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.

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

Schools/educational facilities

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in pre-schools, vocational training centers, schools, including institutions of higher learning, and within 200 meters of these institutions.

Playgrounds

Allowed
Analysis

The law does not restrict the sale of tobacco products based on location; therefore, the law is interpreted as permitting the sale of tobacco products on playgrounds.

Stadiums/arenas

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in athletic facilities and within 200 meters of athletic facilities.

Healthcare facilities

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in healthcare institutions and within 200 meters of healthcare facilities.

Cultural facilities

Banned
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products in cultural facilities and within 200 meters of cultural facilities.

Retail Package Size Restrictions

Minimum number of cigarette sticks per unit package

Yes
Analysis

The law prohibits the sale of cigarettes in packages of fewer than 20 sticks.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 16 with respect to the sale of small packets of cigarettes.

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

Specific retail license required to sell tobacco products

Uncertain
Analysis

The law lists revoking a seller's retail license as a possible penalty, but it is uncertain which provision of the law requires a retail license. Therefore, the regulatory status code "Uncertain" is given.

To align with FCTC Art. 15, the law should require all retailers to obtain a license to sell tobacco products.