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Ukraine

Tobacco Control Policies

Ukraine became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on September 4, 2006. 

Smoke Free Places: Smoking is prohibited in specified public places including: government facilities, restaurants, healthcare facilities, educational institutions, children’s playgrounds, sports facilities, in entrances to residential buildings, in underground passages, and in elevators and public pay phones. In other public places and workplaces, smoking is permitted in designated areas. Smoking is prohibited in public transport.

Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship: Advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products are prohibited in nearly all forms. However, there are limited exceptions, including product display at point of sale, and advertising of tobacco products on websites restricted to those individuals over 18. All forms of tobacco sponsorship are prohibited.

Tobacco Packaging and Labeling: Tobacco product packaging must display two health warnings. Fifty percent of the front of the pack must display one main text warning stating: “Tobacco kills.” Fifty percent of the back of the package must display one of ten secondary pictorial warnings with accompanying text. The law prohibits the use on product packaging of misleading terms, descriptors, and other symbols that may create a false impression about tobacco products. 

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 Ukraine are below these recommendations.

Smoke-Free Environments - Complete Smoking Ban
  • Health-care facilities
  • Yes
  • Private offices
  • Primary and secondary schools
  • Yes
  • Public transport
  • Yes
  • Universities
  • No
  • Restaurants
  • Yes
  • Governmental facilities
  • Yes
  • Bars and pubs
  • Yes
  • 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
  • No
  • Point-of-sale advertising
  • Yes
  • Paid placement in media
  • Yes
  • Retail product display
  • No
  • Financial sponsorship, including corporate social responsibility
  • Yes
  • Internet advertising
  • No
  • 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
  • 11
  • Warnings include a picture or graphic
  • Yes
  • Warnings required to rotate
  • Yes
  • % of principal display areas covered (front and back)
  • 50%
  • Warnings are written in the principal language(s)
  • Yes
  • Front
  • 50%
  • Ban on misleading packaging and labeling
  • Yes
  • Back
  • 50%
  • 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
  • UAH
  • 29.05
  • Total taxes
  • 75%
  • In US dollars
  • USD
  • 1.09
  • Total excise
  • 58%

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: September 18, 2019