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Slovenia

Tobacco Control Policies

Slovenia became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on June 13, 2005.

Smoke Free Places: In most indoor workplaces, indoor public places, and public transport, smoking is restricted to designated smoking rooms. Such rooms must be exclusively for smoking, may not exceed more than 20 percent of the total surface area, and must meet other technical requirements. Designated smoking rooms, however, are not permitted in childcare and educational facilities; as a result, these places are smoke free.

Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship: The law prohibits direct and indirect advertising and promoting the sale of tobacco, tobacco products, and related products. In addition, the law prohibits promotional gifts, coupons, vouchers, etc. Although sponsorship by the tobacco industry is not completely prohibited, publicity of the sponsorship is prohibited.

Tobacco Packaging and Labeling: Plain packaging is required for all packaging of cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco beginning January 1, 2020. Combined picture and textual health warnings are required to appear on 65 percent of the front and back of smoked tobacco product packaging. Rotation is required every 12 months. In addition, messages are required on 50 percent of each lateral side. On smokeless tobacco products other than products for oral use (which is banned), a text-only health warning must cover 30 percent of the front and back of packaging. Misleading packaging and labeling, which could include terms such as “light” and “low tar” and other signs, 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 Slovenia are below these recommendations.   

Smoke-Free Environments - Complete Smoking Ban
  • Health-care facilities
  • No
  • Private offices
  • Yes
  • 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
  • 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
  • 14
  • Warnings include a picture or graphic
  • Yes
  • Warnings required to rotate
  • Yes
  • % of principal display areas covered (front and back)
  • 65%
  • Warnings are written in the principal language(s)
  • Yes
  • Front
  • 65%
  • Ban on misleading packaging and labeling
  • Yes
  • Back
  • 65%
  • 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
  • EUR
  • 3.70
  • Total taxes
  • 79%
  • In US dollars
  • USD
  • 4.34
  • Total excise
  • 61%

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: May 20, 2020