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 advertising, promotion and sponsorship.
FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines para. 43 provides, however, that although 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 law prohibits virtually all forms of domestic and cross-border tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; therefore, this requirement is not applicable.
The law does not require that tobacco industry disclosures to the government be readily available to the public.
To align with FCTC Art. 13 and FCTC Art. 13 Guidelines paras. 41 and 42, the law should require tobacco industry disclosures to the government (para. 41) and that disclosed information is readily available to the public (para. 42).