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Last updated: October 28th 2019

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

Not Required
Analysis:

The law does not provide for the disclosure to the government by the tobacco industry of information on advertising, promotion and sponsorship activities and expenditures. This is not in accordance with best practice, as reflected in FCTC Art. 13.4(d). Since the law allows many forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, tobacco industry activities and expenditures on these activities are particularly important information for the government to possess in order to monitor tobacco industry APS activities. To align with best practice, as reflected in FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should require disclosure of specified information on tobacco APS and on APS expenditures in accordance with FCTC Art. 13.4(d) and FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines para. 41.

Health warning messages required on permitted forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship

Required
Analysis:

The PP requires advertisements to include pictures and text health warnings of at least 10% of the duration of the advertisement or 15% of the total area of the advertisement. FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines para. 40 provides that Parties should consider requiring that health warnings be given at least equal prominence to the advertising, promotion or sponsorship. To align with best practice, as reflected in the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should require that the health warnings be of equal prominence to the advertisement.

Disclosed information readily available to the public

Not Required
Analysis:

The law does not require disclosure to the government by the tobacco industry of information on advertising, promotion and sponsorship activities and expenditures; therefore, it does not require such information to be made readily available to the public. To align with best practice, as reflected in FCTC Art. 13 and the FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines, the law should impose a mandatory disclosure requirement on the tobacco industry in accordance with FCTC Art. 13.4(d) and FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines paras. 41 and 42.