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Act No. 14 of 9 March 1973 relating to the Prevention of the Harmful Effects of Tobacco (Tobacco Control Act) (as amended)

March 9, 1973

COMMENTS: Act No. 14 of 9 March 1973 relating to the Prevention of the Harmful Effects of Tobacco (the Tobacco Control Act) is the primary tobacco control law in Norway. The law governs, among other things, smoking restrictions, tobacco advertising, and tobacco packaging and labeling. The law has been amended many times. The English Language Translation includes amendments through May 24, 2013. The Original Language file includes amendments through June 16, 2013.

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Regulations no. 1044 of 13 October 1989 concerning the prohibition against new tobacco and nicotine products

October 13, 1989

COMMENTS: Regulations no. 1044 of 13 October 1989 prohibit the introduction of new tobacco products or nicotine-containing products in Norway.

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Regulations no. 989 of 15 December 1995 on the prohibition of advertising of tobacco products (as amended)

January 1, 1996

COMMENTS: Regulations no. 989 of 15 December 1995 on the prohibition of advertising of tobacco products were issued under the Tobacco Control Act and regulate tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. The regulations have been amended several times. The most recent version of the regulations is posted here.

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Regulations on environmental health in kindergartens and schools (excerpt) (as amended)

January 1, 1996

COMMENTS: Regulations on environmental health in kindergartens and schools prohibit smoking in preschools, kindergartens, and primary and secondary schools. The regulations were amended by Regulations no. 728 of 21 June 2013.

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Regulations no. 141 of 6 February 2003 on the contents and labelling of tobacco products (as amended)

February 6, 2003

COMMENTS: Regulations no. 141 of 6 February 2003 on the contents and labelling of tobacco products were issued under the Tobacco Control Act and regulate tobacco packaging and labeling. The regulations have been amended several times, and this version includes amendments made by Regulations no. 1245 of 24 September 2009. Subsequent amendments were made in 2017 and can be found below.

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Supplement 1 to Regulation no. 141 of 6 February 2003 on contents and labelling of tobacco products

February 6, 2003

COMMENTS: Supplement 1 is the appendix to Regulations no. 141 of 6 February 2003 on the contents and labelling of tobacco products (as amended). The Supplement contains the 14 combined text and picture warnings required on the back of the package of smoked tobacco products. The Supplement was added to Regulations no. 141 by Regulations no. 1245 of 24 September 2009.

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Regulations no. 141 of 6 February 2003 on the contents and labelling of tobacco products

February 6, 2003

Note: Please note that this is the original version of Regulations no. 141 as issued on February 6, 2003. This version does not include subsequent amendments and, therefore, does not accurately reflect what is currently in effect.

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Regulations no. 1245 of 24 September 2009 amending the regulations on contents and labelling of tobacco products

January 1, 2010

COMMENTS: Regulations no. 1245 of 24 September 2009 amended Regulations no. 141 of 6 February 2003 on the contents and labelling of tobacco products to require graphic health warnings on tobacco product packaging, in addition to other changes.

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Act No. 5 of 10 February 2017 amending the Tobacco Control Act (implementing Directive 2014/40/EU and standardized packaging)

April 1, 2017

COMMENTS: Act No. 5 of 10 February 2017 amending the Tobacco Control Act was passed to implement the 2014 Tobacco Products Directive (Directive 2014/40/EU) and standardized packaging of tobacco products. The amendments include a ban on characterizing flavors in cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco, and regulations related to electronic cigarettes and herbal tobacco products for smoking.

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Regulations no. 770 on transitional rules to Act No. 5 of 10 February 2017 amending the Tobacco Control Act

July 1, 2017

COMMENTS: Regulations no. 770 on transitional rules to Act No. 5 of 10 February 2017 amending the Tobacco Control Act establish that products on the market prior to July 1, 2017 can continue to be sold in non-standardized packaging until July 1, 2018.

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Regulations no. 942 of 22 June 2017 amending the regulations on the content and labelling of tobacco products

July 1, 2017

COMMENTS: Regulations no. 942 of 22 June 2017 amend the Regulations on the content and labelling of tobacco products (Regulations no. 141 of 6 February 2003) by adding definitions and requirements related to the plain packaging of tobacco products.

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Regulations no. 1446 of 21 September 2017 on the registration and supervision of the sale of tobacco products, etc.

October 26, 2017

COMMENTS: Regulations no. 1446 of 21 September 2017 on the registration and supervision of the sale of tobacco products, etc., also known as the "Tobacco Sales Regulations", contain sales restrictions applicable to both retail sale and wholesale. The regulations include restrictions designed to prevent sales to minors.

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of January 3rd 2018, unless otherwise noted.