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General Law on Tobacco Control (Ley General para el Control del Tabaco)

August 28, 2008
COMMENTS: The General Law on Tobacco Control (August 28, 2008) is an omnibus law covering restrictions on public smoking; tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; tobacco products packaging and labeling; and sanctions, among other things.
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Regulation of the General Law on Tobacco Control (as amended) (Reglamento de la Ley General para el Control del Tabaco)

June 30, 2009
COMMENTS: The Regulation of the General Law on Tobacco Control (June 30, 2009) regulates the General Law on Tobacco Control and covers many aspects of tobacco control, including, but not limited to, establishing enforcement authorities and sanctions, restrictions on public smoking, and tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.
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Ministry of Health Agreement on Health Messages and Information to Appear on Packaging and Labeling

September 24, 2010
COMMENTS: This Agreement, dated December 24, 2009, establishes the parameters of health warnings, including their content, size, and locations on tobacco product packages and external packaging and labeling. These provisions resulted from an agreement between the Ministry of Health and the tobacco industry, and became binding once the Agreement went into effect (nine months from publication in the Official Gazette). The warnings in this Agreement were in effect from September 24, 2010 through September 23, 2011.
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Ministry of Health Agreement Amending the Health Messages and Information to Appear on Packaging and Labeling Starting on September 14, 2011

September 24, 2011
COMMENTS: This Agreement, dated May 9, 2011, amends the previous agreement published in the Diario Oficial on December 24, 2010. The primary amendment was an updated set of pictorial warnings to be displayed on smoked tobacco product packages. The text warnings that must appear on smokeless tobacco products remain largely unchanged. The warnings in this Agreement were in effect from September 24, 2011 through September 23, 2012.
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Ministry of Health Agreement on Health Messages and Information to Appear on Packaging and Labeling Starting on September 14, 2012

September 24, 2012
COMMENTS: This Agreement, dated July 23, 2012, establishes a new set of pictorial health warnings to be displayed on smoked tobacco product packages. The text warnings that must appear on smokeless tobacco products remain unchanged. The warnings in this Agreement were in effect from September 24, 2012 through March 23, 2013.
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Clarification of Ministry of Health Agreement on Health Messages and Information to Appear on Packaging and Labeling Starting on March 24, 2013

March 22, 2013
COMMENTS: This order clarifies information in the Ministry of Health Agreement on Health Messages and Information to Appear on Packaging and Labeling, starting on March 24, 2013.
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Ministry of Health Agreement on Health Messages and Information to Appear on Packaging and Labeling Starting on March 24, 2013

March 24, 2013
COMMENTS: This Agreement, dated November 30, 2012, establishes a new set of health warnings to be displayed on both smoked and smokeless tobacco product packages. The warnings in this Agreement were in effect from March 24, 2013 through September 23, 2013.
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Ministry of Health Agreement on Health Messages and Information to Appear on Packaging and Labeling Starting on March 24, 2014

March 24, 2014
COMMENTS: This Agreement, dated January 3, 2014, establishes a new set of health warnings to be displayed on both smoked and smokeless tobacco product packages. The warnings in this Agreement were in effect from March 24, 2014 through September 23, 2014.
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Ministry of Health Agreement on Health Messages and Information to Appear on Packaging and Labeling Starting on September 24, 2014

September 24, 2014
COMMENTS: This Agreement, dated August 18, 2014, establishes a new set of health warnings to be displayed on both smoked and smokeless tobacco product packages. The warnings in this Agreement were in effect from September 24, 2014 to March 23, 2015.
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Ministry of Health Agreement on Health Messages and Information to Appear on Packaging and Labeling Starting from March 24, 2015 to March 23, 2016

March 24, 2015
COMMENTS: This Agreement, dated March 2, 2015, establishes a new set of health warnings to be displayed on both smoked and smokeless tobacco product packages. The warnings in this Agreement were in effect from March 24, 2015 to March 23, 2016.
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Ministry of Health Agreement on Health Messages and Information to Appear on Packaging and Labeling from March 24, 2016 to November 30, 2017

March 24, 2016
COMMENTS: This Agreement, dated March 23, 2016, establishes a new set of health warnings to be displayed on both smoked and smokeless tobacco product packages from March 24, 2016 to November 30, 2017.
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Ministry of Health Agreement on Health Messages and Information to Appear on Packaging and Labeling from December 1, 2017 to May 31, 2020

December 1, 2017
COMMENTS: This Agreement, dated November 17, 2017, establishes a new set of health warnings to be displayed on both smoked and smokeless tobacco product packages from December 1, 2017 to May 31, 2020.
To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of January 2nd 2018, unless otherwise noted.