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Brunei Darussalam

Tobacco Control Policies

Brunei Darussalam became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on February 27, 2005.

Smoke Free Places: Smoking is prohibited in virtually all enclosed public places and workplaces, on sidewalks near business premises and within a six-meter radius of smoke free buildings. However, hotel guest rooms are not required to be smoke free. Smoking is also prohibited on all means of public transport except on trains and watercraft. Outdoor areas of "government premises" and "office premises" are also smoke free.

Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship: Most forms of advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products are prohibited, except for tobacco advertising in some foreign publications.  Although tobacco sponsorship is not completely prohibited, publicity of the sponsorship is prohibited.

Tobacco Packaging and Labeling: Rotating combined picture and text health warnings must occupy 75 percent of the two principal display areas of tobacco product packages. The warning must be printed in English on one surface and Malay on the other surface. 

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 Brunei are below these recommendations.   

Smoke-Free Environments - Complete Smoking Ban
  • Health-care facilities
  • Yes
  • Private offices
  • Yes
  • Primary and secondary schools
  • Yes
  • Public transport
  • No
  • Universities
  • Yes
  • Restaurants
  • Yes
  • Governmental facilities
  • Yes
  • Bars and pubs
  • --
  • Can subnational jurisdictions enact more stringent smoking restrictions?
  • Uncertain
Bans on Tobacco Advertising, Promotion, and Sponsorship
  • Domestic TV and radio
  • Yes
  • Promotional discounts
  • No
  • 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
  • Uncertain
  • Point-of-sale advertising
  • Yes
  • Paid placement in media
  • Yes
  • Retail product display
  • Yes
  • Financial sponsorship, including corporate social responsibility
  • No
  • 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
  • 7
  • Warnings include a picture or graphic
  • Yes
  • Warnings required to rotate
  • Yes
  • % of principal display areas covered (front and back)
  • 75%
  • Warnings are written in the principal language(s)
  • Yes
  • Front
  • 75%
  • Ban on misleading packaging and labeling
  • No
  • Back
  • 75%
  • 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
  • BND
  • 8.10
  • Total taxes
  • 62%
  • In US dollars
  • USD
  • 6.52
  • Total excise
  • 62%

Sources:

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

Tax: WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2015. Available at: www.who.int/tobacco/global_report/2015/en/. Updated tax information from Brunei Darussalam was not available in the 2017 WHO report or the 2019 WHO report.

Last updated: February 26, 2020