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Tobacco Control Policies

Azerbaijan became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on January 30, 2006.

Smoke Free Places: Smoking is prohibited in healthcare facilities, educational facilities, cultural centers, taxis, and airplanes. Smoking is restricted to designated smoking areas in all other indoor public places, indoor workplaces, and public transport.

Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship: Domestic tobacco advertising and promotion is banned with a few exceptions. Tobacco product sales via the internet and point of sale product display are allowed. All forms of tobacco sponsorship are prohibited.

Tobacco Packaging and Labeling: A text-only health warning is required to cover 30 percent of the front and back of the package. There is no requirement for rotation, and there is only one required health warning. Misleading packaging and labeling, including terms such as “light” and “mild,” is prohibited.

Tobacco Taxation and Prices: The World Health Organization recommends raising tobacco excise taxes so that they account for at least 70 percent of retail prices. Tobacco excise taxes in Azerbaijan are well below these recommendations.   

Smoke-Free Environments - Complete Smoking Ban
  • Health-care facilities
  • Yes
  • Private offices
  • No
  • Primary and secondary schools
  • Yes
  • Public transport
  • No
  • Universities
  • Yes
  • Restaurants
  • No
  • Governmental facilities
  • No
  • Bars and pubs
  • No
  • Can subnational jurisdictions enact more stringent smoking restrictions?
  • Yes
Bans on Tobacco Advertising, Promotion, and Sponsorship
  • Domestic TV and radio
  • Yes
  • Promotional discounts
  • Yes
  • Domestic magazines and newspapers
  • Yes
  • Non-tobacco products or services with tobacco brand names
  • Yes
  • Outdoor advertising
  • Yes
  • Tobacco products with non-tobacco brand names
  • Yes
  • Point-of-sale advertising
  • Yes
  • Paid placement in media
  • Yes
  • Retail product display
  • No
  • Financial sponsorship, including corporate social responsibility
  • Yes
  • Internet advertising
  • Yes
  • Publicity of sponsorships
  • Yes
  • Free distribution
  • Yes
Health Warnings on Smoked Tobacco Products
  • Text warnings describe health impacts
  • Yes
  • Number of published warnings at any given time
  • 1
  • Warnings include a picture or graphic
  • No
  • Warnings required to rotate
  • No
  • % of principal display areas covered (front and back)
  • 30%
  • Warnings are written in the principal language(s)
  • Yes
  • Front
  • 30%
  • Ban on misleading packaging and labeling
  • Yes
  • Back
  • 30%
  • Health warnings on smokeless tobacco products
  • Yes
Tobacco Taxation and Price
  • PRICE OF MOST SOLD BRAND, PACK OF 20 CIGARETTES
  • TAXES ON MOST SOLD BRAND (% OF RETAIL PRICE)
  • In country currency
  • AZN
  • 1.20
  • Total taxes
  • 35%
  • In US dollars
  • USD
  • 0.71
  • Total excise
  • 20%

Sources:

SF, APS, PL: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Legal Website. Available at: www.tobaccocontrollaws.org

Tax: WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2019. Available at: https://www.who.int/tobacco/global_report/en/

Last updated: April 14, 2020