C238 - Additional information concerning regulation of the contents of tobacco products

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Afghanistan Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Albania Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Algeria Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Andorra Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Angola Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Antigua and Barbuda Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Armenia The contents of tobacco products is regulated by the Government decision #540-n (since 2005) “On Approving the technical Regulation on Tobacco,” which envisages testing and measuring of the contents of the tobacco products. According to the above-mentioned decision, testing should be conducted by a certified testing laboratory. The testing methods should be defined under the standards presented the Technical Regulations. Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Australia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Austria Maximum allowance of nicotine (1 mg), tar (10 mg) and carbonmonoxide (10 mg) for cigarette smoke is defined in article 4 of the Austrian Tobacco Act. According to article 9 and 10 of the Austrian Tobacco Act, the Federal Ministry of Health can send inspectors to visit tobacco manufacturing or importing companies that are entitled to take samples of all tobacco products in order to be tested with regard to contents and emissions. As through the amendment of the Austrian Tobacco Act in May 2016, new allowences take into account tobacco and related products. § 9 TNRSG regulates controls and requirements in connection with market surveillance measures by the AGES; through the regulations issued on the basis of the law a) the annual fee b) the approval of new tobacco products c) security features d) Ingredients of tobacco products (TIEV) e) Track and tracing are regulated. The Tobacco Monopoly Act and the Tobacco Tax Act have been adjusted with regard to the classification / categorization of heated tobacco products and the related taxation issues. Maximum allowance of nicotine (1 mg), tar (10 mg) and carbonmonoxide (10 mg) for cigarette smoke is defined in article 4 of the Austrian Tobacco Act. According to article 9 and 10 of the Austrian Tobacco Act, the Federal Ministry of Health can send inspectors to visit tobacco manufacturing or importing companies that are entitled to take samples of all tobacco products in order to be tested with regard to contents and emissions. As through the amendment of the Austrian Tobacco Act in May 2016, new allowences take into account tobacco and related products. Maximum allowance of nicotine (1 mg), tar (10 mg) and carbonmonoxide (10 mg) for cigarette smoke is defined in article 4 of the Austrian Tobacco Act. According to article 9 and 10 of the Austrian Tobacco Act, the Federal Ministry of Health can send inspectors to visit tobacco manufacturing or importing companies that are entitled to take samples of all tobacco products in order to be tested with regard to contents and emissions. The above allowences will be amended due to the regulations of the TPD II. New allowences take into account tobacco and related products. WHO European Region
Azerbaijan Source: the Law on Tobacco and Tobacco Product of Azerbaijan Republic - Articles 11; 12 https://www.tobaccocontrol.az/upload/File/catalog/12-2016/catalog-15-file.pdf - avialable only in Azerbaijan language. Source: the Law on Tobacco and Tobacco Product of Azerbaijan Republic - Articles 11; 12 Source: the Law on Tobacco and Tobacco Product of Azerbaijan Republic - Articles 11; 12 WHO European Region
Bahamas Report not provided Report not provided Legislation drafted. WHO Region of the Americas
Bahrain (Kingdom of) Law no 8 of 2009 states that tobacco products has to be inspected before entry to Bahrain and checked for compliance with GCC specifications for tobacco products, any not compliant products are denied access to Bahrain. testing of tobacco products are being done in the Public Health Directorate lab in Ministry of Health. Manufacturers are required to submit annual report about the content and emissions of their products. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Bangladesh Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Barbados Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Belarus Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Belgium Answer not provided La nouvelle directive européenne 2014/40/UE est dapplication depuis le 20 mai 2016. Pas de changements concernant ces aspects depuis le dernier rapport. La Belgique a toujours un arrêté royal listant les ingrédient autorisés. Il s’agit d’une liste à la fois positive et négative. Des niveaux maximum de goudrons, CO et nicotine sont toujours imposés et régulièrement contrôlés. La nouvelle directive européenne 2014/40/UE sera dapplication à partir du 20 mai 2016. Cela implique des nouvelles mesures dans ce domaine WHO European Region
Belize Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Benin Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Bhutan Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Bosnia and Herzegovina Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Botswana none none Report not provided WHO African Region
Brazil In 2012 the National Agency of Sanitary Surveillance (Anvisa) edited the Collegiate Board Resolution (RDC 14/2012) prohibiting the use of additives that confers aroma and flavor to cigarettes. Anvisa is a Brazilian regulatory agency whose institutional purpose is to promote the population health protection by means of sanitary control of the production and consumption of products and services subjected to sanitary surveillance, including tobacco products. Also in 2012, the National Confederation of Industry (CNI) filed a Direct Action of Unconstitutionality (ADI 4874) questioning Anvisas competence to edit the RDC 14/2014. In the lawsuit, the CNI maintained that Anvisa exceeded the limits of its normative competence in the resolution edition. In addition CNI questioned the Law 9.782/1999 that creates the agency. The injunction requested by CNI was granted and the Anvisa Resolution (RDC 14/12) was suspended in 2013. The ADI 4874 judgment was resumed in November 2017 in the Brazilian Supreme Court (Supreme Federal Court - STF) and counted on the oral arguments of the parties and the amici curiae. These oral submissions received the honorable presentation of Mrs. Grace Maria Fernandes Mendonça, Minister of Federal Attorney General´s Office (AGU). Speaking on behalf of the Presidency of the Republic and the National Congress, Mrs. Grace Fernandes argued that the discussion involved only the insertion of additives in the manufacture of cigarettes, not the prohibition of their sale. She presented numbers on the damage of smoking to public health and argued about the need of prohibiting the addition of flavors to the product due to its potential appeal to the young population, encouraging children and adolescents to initiate cigarette consumption. She argued that Anvisa acted within the regulatory limits assigned by the legislator, fulfilling its duty, in view of the recognized need to ban these additives, and in the spirit of agile response typical of regulatory agencies. She also observed the compliance with approval procedures with public hearings with more than 450 participants. The ADI judgment was concluded in February 2018. Most of the Supreme Court justices favored the constitutionality declaration of Law 9,782 that creates Anvisa. This fact means that the regulatory power of the agency was maintained, which is a great victory in favor of Public Health. However, regarding the specific aspect of the additives, there was a tie: the Supreme Court considered that the application of the Resolution would have no binding effect throughout the national jurisdiction, which means that the rule prohibiting the use of additives in cigarettes may be challenged in lower court environments. Articulated actions and the necessary measures to attack the injunctions granted in other instances are being taken. It is important to note that the Brazilian Federal Attorney Generals Office has played an important role throughout the process. xxx In 2012, it was published a regulation to ban the use of some types of additives in products. The Tobacco Industry managed to judicial decision which prevents currently the application of the regulation. WHO Region of the Americas
Brunei Darussalam 1) It is stated in the Tobacco Order 2005 that the cigarette being imported, sold or offered for sale in Brunei must not caontain: - a yield of more than 1.3 mg nicotine per cigarette; or - a yield of more than 15 mg of tar per cigarette. 2) Not available locally. Brunei has to send samples to Singapore for testing which Ministry of Health, Brunei has to pay. 3) No. 4) No. Answer not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Bulgaria Bulgaria has incorporated product regulation in the national tobacco control legislation and access to laboratory not owned or controlled by the tobacco industry for testing contents and/or emissions of tobacco products is ensured; Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Burkina Faso Le Burkina Faso dispose dun Laboratoire de référence pour les tests des produits du tabac: . cest le Laboratoire national de santé publique, qui est en un laboratoire collaborateur de lOMS dans ce domaine. Le Burkina Faso dispose dun Laboratoire de référence pour les tests tabac: cest le Laboratoire national de santé publique. Le Burkina Faso dispose dun Laboratoire de référence pour les tests tabac: cest le Laboratoire national de santé publique. WHO African Region
Burundi Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Cabo Verde The new legislation will prohibit the addition of all flavorings, color additives or any other substances to tobacco products. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Cambodia Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Cameroon Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Canada In April 2019, Canada enacted the Plain and Standardized Appearance for Tobacco Packaging and Products that began coming into force in November 2019. The measures include removing distinctive and attractive features from packaging and products and requiring all packages to be of the same drab brown colour. Cigarette packaging will be standardized to a slide-and-shell format, and the appearance of cigarettes and other tobacco products will have a standardized appearance. The cigarette appearance measures will limit cigarettes to only two common sizes in Canada (regular and king size) and standardize the colour of cigarette paper and filters, as well as filter design to reduce their attractiveness to consumers. In 2017, Canada amended the Tobacco Act (now known as the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act) to prohibit the use of menthol in cigarettes, blunt wraps and most cigars. In 2015, Canada amended the Tobacco Act (now known as the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act) to prohibit the use of appealing additives including flavours in additional types of cigars (weighing more than 1.4 g but not more than 6 g and cigars with tipping paper or a wrapper with a straight seam). The amendment was in response to the introduction of new flavoured cigars to the Canadian market. Additives that impart a wine, port, whisky or rum flavours were exempted in certain cigars. On May 31, 2015 Nova Scotia became the first jurisdiction in the world to implement legislation banning the sale of menthol flavoured tobacco as part of a broader flavoured tobacco ban. Most other provinces have since implemented bans on flavoured products. In 2009, Canada amended its Tobacco Act (now known as the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act) to prohibit the use of additives in cigarettes, little cigars and blunt wraps that contribute to make these products more attractive to youth. The prohibited additives are listed in a Schedule annexed to the Act. This list includes most flavouring preparations, spices, seasonings and herbs, sugars and sweeteners, vitamins and mineral nutrients, fruits and vegetables, essential fatty acids, and other additives. Menthol additives were excluded from the original list of prohibited additives. In 2005, Canada enacted the Cigarette Ignition Propensity Regulations, to require all cigarettes manufactured or imported for sale in Canada to reduce their likelihood of igniting upholstered furniture, mattresses and bedding. As per the regulations cigarettes must meet a standard that they must burn their full length no more than 25% of the time when tested using ASTM International method E2187-04; Standard Test Method for Measuring the Ignition Strength of Cigarettes. These regulations were amended in 2016 and now refer to ISO method 12863: Standard test method for assessing the ignition propensity of cigarettes. In 2017, Canada amended the Tobacco Act to prohibit the use of menthol in cigarettes, blunt warps and most cigars. In 2015, Canada amended the Tobacco Act to prohibit the use of appealing additives including flavours in additional types of cigars (weighing more than 1.4 g but not more than 6 g and cigars with tipping paper or a wrapper with a straight seam). The amendment was in response to the introduction of new flavoured cigars to the Canadian market. Additives that impart a wine, port, whisky or rum flavours were exempted in certain cigars. On May 31, 2015 Nova Scotia became the first jurisdiction in the world to implement legislation banning the sale of menthol flavoured tobacco as part of a broader flavoured tobacco ban. Many other provinces have since implemented bans on flavoured products. In 2009, Canada amended its Tobacco Act to prohibit the use of additives in cigarettes, little cigars and blunt wraps that contribute to make these products more attractive to youth. The prohibited additives are listed in a Schedule annexed to the Act. This list includes most flavouring preparations, spices, seasonings and herbs, sugars and sweeteners, vitamins and mineral nutrients, fruits and vegetables, essential fatty acids, and other additives. Menthol additives were excluded from the list of prohibited additives. In 2005, Canada enacted the Cigarette Ignition Propensity Regulations, to require all cigarettes manufactured or imported for sale in Canada have reduced their likelihood of igniting upholstered furniture, mattresses and bedding. As per the regulations cigarettes must meet a standard that they must burn their full length no more than 25% of the time when tested using ASTM International method E2187-04; Standard Test Method for Measuring the Ignition Strength of Cigarettes. In 2000, Canada enacted the Tobacco Reporting Regulations that set out the requirements for the reporting of information on the sales, manufacturing processes, ingredients, toxic constituents, toxic emissions of tobacco products sold in Canada, as well as research activities and promotional activities undertaken by tobacco manufacturers and importers. In 2015, Canada amended the Tobacco Act to prohibit the use of appealing additives including flavours in additional types of cigars (weighing more than 1.4 g but not more than 6 g and cigars with tipping paper or a wrapper with a straight seam). The amendment was in response to the introduction of new flavoured cigars to the Canadian market. Menthol was excluded from the 2015 amendment as well as additives imparting wine, port, whisky or rum flavours in certain cigars. In 2009, Canada amended its Tobacco Act to prohibit the use of additives in cigarettes, little cigars and blunt wraps that contribute to make these products more attractive to youth. The prohibited additives are listed in a Schedule annexed to the Act. This list includes most flavouring preparations, spices, seasonings and herbs, sugars and sweeteners, vitamins and mineral nutrients, fruits and vegetables, essential fatty acids, and other additives. In 2005, Canada enacted the Cigarette Ignition Propensity Regulations, to require all cigarettes manufactured or imported for sale in Canada have reduced their likelihood of igniting upholstered furniture, mattresses and bedding. As per the regulations cigarettes must meet a standard that they must burn their full length no more than 25% of the time when tested using ASTM International method E2187-04; Standard Test Method for Measuring the Ignition Strength of Cigarettes. On May 31, 2015 Nova Scotia became the first jurisdiction in the world to implement legislation banning the sale of menthol flavoured tobacco as part of a broader flavoured tobacco ban. In 2000, Canada enacted the Tobacco Reporting Regulations that set out the requirements for the reporting of information on the sales, manufacturing processes, ingredients, toxic constituents, toxic emissions of tobacco products sold in Canada, as well as research activities and promotional activities undertaken by tobacco manufacturers and importers. WHO Region of the Americas
Central African Republic Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Chad Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Chile Ley 19.419 que regula actividades que indica relacionadas con el tabaco, en su artículo 9°, exige que “La casa matriz del fabricante o el importador de los productos hechos con tabaco deberán informar anualmente al Ministerio de Salud, según éste lo determine, sobre sus constituyentes y los aditivos que se incorporan a ellos, en calidad y cantidad, así como las sustancias utilizadas para el tratamiento del tabaco. El Ministerio de Salud podrá prohibir el uso de los aditivos y sustancias que aumenten el daño o riesgo del consumidor de dichos productos, y establecer los límites máximos permitidos de las sustancias contenidas en los productos hechos con tabaco. Asimismo, fijará las normas sobre difusión de la información referida a los aditivos y sustancias incorporadas al tabaco y sus efectos en la salud de los consumidores. Los envases de cigarrillos deberán expresar clara y visiblemente en una de las caras laterales los principales componentes de este producto en los términos establecidos por el Ministerio de Salud”. El artículo 16° regula “La infracción de las disposiciones de la presente ley será sancionada en conformidad a las regla siguiente, entre otros: multa de 3 a 50 unidades tributarias mensuales, si la infracción es cometida por una persona natural o jurídica perteneciente a la industria tabacalera por la venta, la compra para vender la comercialización, en cualquier forma que no cumpla con la legislación vigente. Multa de 500 a 1.000 unidades tributarias mensuales y comiso de las especies objeto de la infracción, por la contravención de lo establecido en el inciso segundo del artículo 9°, utilizando aditivos o sustancias prohibidas por el Ministerio de Salud o excediendo los límites máximos permitidos de las sustancias contenidas en los productos hechos con tabaco”. El Decreto 88 emanado de la Subsecretaría de Salud Pública, Ministerio de Salud, febrero 2016, establece la advertencia sanitaria para envases de productos hechos de tabaco, señalando en su artículo 13° que “En una de las caras laterales de las cajetillas de cigarrillos se deberá informar acerca de la presencia de las siguientes sustancias y componentes, en los siguientes términos: "EL HUMO DE CADA CIGARRILLO QUE TÚ FUMAS CONTIENE, ENTRE OTROS PRODUCTOS TÓXICOS: ALQUITRÁN, PRODUCTO QUE TE PROVOCA CÁNCER. NICOTINA, PRODUCTO QUE TE HACE ADICTO. MONÓXIDO DE CARBONO, GAS TÓXICO IGUAL AL QUE EMANA DE LOS TUBOS DE ESCAPE. ARSÉNICO, QUÍMICO UTILIZADO COMO VENENO PARA RATAS". Esta información deberá ocupar la totalidad de una de las caras laterales y ajustarse a las especificaciones técnicas que se indican en la normativa gráfica anexa a este decreto”. La Resolución Exenta 904 emanada de la Subsecretaría de Salud Pública el 2 de Noviembre de 2011, que autoriza la comercialización de los productos del tabaco que, exige en su artículo 2° “Ordenar a los fabricantes o importadores de los productos señalados en el punto anterior que deberán dar cumplimiento a la advertencia sanitaria y la información respecto a los componentes del producto, todo ello en conformidad con el decreto supremo Nº69 de 2008 del Ministerio de Salud o los sucesivos decretos supremos dictados en virtud del artículo 6º de la ley 19.419. El articulo 3° requiere de los fabricantes o importadores de los productos señalados en el punto Nº1 de la presente resolución que deberán hacer llegar al Ministerio de Salud, a más tardar el día 30 de Diciembre de cada año, la siguiente información: - Listado de sustancias utilizadas o agregadas durante el proceso de elaboración de cada producto. - Documentación que contenga las mediciones de la información no autorizada por el Ministerio de Salud, la cual haya sido incorporada en el envoltorio o etiqueta. Este certificado deberá incluir el método de medición utilizado, referencias de mediciones por volumen o peso, de las mediciones, etc. 4º Las marcas que soliciten ser incorporadas en la resolución de comercialización deberán presentar antes del 30 de marzo de cada año a lo menos la siguiente información:- Listado de aditivos y sustancias incorporadas o utilizadas en el proceso de elaboración del producto.- En caso de incorporar en el etiquetado algún tipo de información respecto al producto o al humo generado por su combustión, se debe adjuntar certificado emitido por la entidad que realizó medición que incluya: método de medición utilizado, referir mediciones por volumen o peso, fecha de la medición. Ley 19.419 que regula actividades que indica relacionadas con el tabaco, en su artículo 9°, exige que “La casa matriz del fabricante o el importador de los productos hechos con tabaco deberán informar anualmente al Ministerio de Salud, según éste lo determine, sobre sus constituyentes y los aditivos que se incorporan a ellos, en calidad y cantidad, así como las sustancias utilizadas para el tratamiento del tabaco. El Ministerio de Salud podrá prohibir el uso de los aditivos y sustancias que aumenten el daño o riesgo del consumidor de dichos productos, y establecer los límites máximos permitidos de las sustancias contenidas en los productos hechos con tabaco. Asimismo, fijará las normas sobre difusión de la información referida a los aditivos y sustancias incorporadas al tabaco y sus efectos en la salud de los consumidores. Los envases de cigarrillos deberán expresar clara y visiblemente en una de las caras laterales los principales componentes de este producto en los términos establecidos por el Ministerio de Salud”. El artículo 16° regula “La infracción de las disposiciones de la presente ley será sancionada en conformidad a las regla siguiente, entre otros: multa de 3 a 50 unidades tributarias mensuales, si la infracción es cometida por una persona natural o jurídica perteneciente a la industria tabacalera por la venta, la compra para vender la comercialización, en cualquier forma que no cumpla con la legislación vigente. Multa de 500 a 1.000 unidades tributarias mensuales y comiso de las especies objeto de la infracción, por la contravención de lo establecido en el inciso segundo del artículo 9°, utilizando aditivos o sustancias prohibidas por el Ministerio de Salud o excediendo los límites máximos permitidos de las sustancias contenidas en los productos hechos con tabaco”. El Decreto 88 emanado de la Subsecretaría de Salud Pública, Ministerio de Salud, febrero 2016, establece la advertencia sanitaria para envases de productos hechos de tabaco, señalando en su artículo 13° que “En una de las caras laterales de las cajetillas de cigarrillos se deberá informar acerca de la presencia de las siguientes sustancias y componentes, en los siguientes términos: "EL HUMO DE CADA CIGARRILLO QUE TÚ FUMAS CONTIENE, ENTRE OTROS PRODUCTOS TÓXICOS: ALQUITRÁN, PRODUCTO QUE TE PROVOCA CÁNCER. NICOTINA, PRODUCTO QUE TE HACE ADICTO. MONÓXIDO DE CARBONO, GAS TÓXICO IGUAL AL QUE EMANA DE LOS TUBOS DE ESCAPE. ARSÉNICO, QUÍMICO UTILIZADO COMO VENENO PARA RATAS". Esta información deberá ocupar la totalidad de una de las caras laterales y ajustarse a las especificaciones técnicas que se indican en la normativa gráfica anexa a este decreto”. La Resolución Exenta 904 emanada de la Subsecretaría de Salud Pública el 2 de Noviembre de 2011, que autoriza la comercialización de los productos del tabaco que, exige en su artículo 2° “Ordenar a los fabricantes o importadores de los productos señalados en el punto anterior que deberán dar cumplimiento a la advertencia sanitaria y la información respecto a los componentes del producto, todo ello en conformidad con el decreto supremo Nº69 de 2008 del Ministerio de Salud o los sucesivos decretos supremos dictados en virtud del artículo 6º de la ley 19.419. El articulo 3° requiere de los fabricantes o importadores de los productos señalados en el punto Nº1 de la presente resolución que deberán hacer llegar al Ministerio de Salud, a más tardar el día 30 de Diciembre de cada año, la siguiente información: - Listado de sustancias utilizadas o agregadas durante el proceso de elaboración de cada producto. - Documentación que contenga las mediciones de la información no autorizada por el Ministerio de Salud, la cual haya sido incorporada en el envoltorio o etiqueta. Este certificado deberá incluir el método de medición utilizado, referencias de mediciones por volumen o peso, de las mediciones, etc. 4º Las marcas que soliciten ser incorporadas en la resolución de comercialización deberán presentar antes del 30 de marzo de cada año a lo menos la siguiente información:- Listado de aditivos y sustancias incorporadas o utilizadas en el proceso de elaboración del producto.- En caso de incorporar en el etiquetado algún tipo de información respecto al producto o al humo generado por su combustión, se debe adjuntar certificado emitido por la entidad que realizó medición que incluya: método de medición utilizado, referir mediciones por volumen o peso, fecha de la medición. Ley 19.419 que regula actividades que indica relacionadas con el tabaco, en su artículo 9°, exige que “La casa matriz del fabricante o el importador de los productos hechos con tabaco deberán informar anualmente al Ministerio de Salud, según éste lo determine, sobre sus constituyentes y los aditivos que se incorporan a ellos, en calidad y cantidad, así como las sustancias utilizadas para el tratamiento del tabaco. El Ministerio de Salud podrá prohibir el uso de los aditivos y sustancias que aumenten el daño o riesgo del consumidor de dichos productos, y establecer los límites máximos permitidos de las sustancias contenidas en los productos hechos con tabaco. Asimismo, fijará las normas sobre difusión de la información referida a los aditivos y sustancias incorporadas al tabaco y sus efectos en la salud de los consumidores. Los envases de cigarrillos deberán expresar clara y visiblemente en una de las caras laterales los principales componentes de este producto en los términos establecidos por el Ministerio de Salud”. El artículo 16° regula “La infracción de las disposiciones de la presente ley será sancionada en conformidad a las regla siguiente, entre otros: multa de 3 a 50 unidades tributarias mensuales, si la infracción es cometida por una persona natural o jurídica perteneciente a la industria tabacalera por la venta, la compra para vender la comercialización, en cualquier forma que no cumpla con la legislación vigente. Multa de 500 a 1.000 unidades tributarias mensuales y comiso de las especies objeto de la infracción, por la contravención de lo establecido en el inciso segundo del artículo 9°, utilizando aditivos o sustancias prohibidas por el Ministerio de Salud o excediendo los límites máximos permitidos de las sustancias contenidas en los productos hechos con tabaco”. El Decreto 44 emanado de la Subsecretaría de Salud Pública, Ministerio de Salud, en Septiembre del 2013, establece la advertencia sanitaria para envases de productos hechos de tabaco, señalando en su artículo 13° que “En una de las caras laterales de las cajetillas de cigarrillos se deberá informar acerca de la presencia de las siguientes sustancias y componentes, en los siguientes términos: "EL HUMO DE CADA CIGARRILLO QUE TÚ FUMAS CONTIENE, ENTRE OTROS PRODUCTOS TÓXICOS: ALQUITRÁN, PRODUCTO QUE TE PROVOCA CÁNCER. NICOTINA, PRODUCTO QUE TE HACE ADICTO. MONÓXIDO DE CARBONO, GAS TÓXICO IGUAL AL QUE EMANA DE LOS TUBOS DE ESCAPE. ARSÉNICO, QUÍMICO UTILIZADO COMO VENENO PARA RATAS". Esta información deberá ocupar la totalidad de una de las caras laterales y ajustarse a las especificaciones técnicas que se indican en la normativa gráfica anexa a este decreto”. La Resolución Exenta 904 emanada de la Subsecretaría de Salud Pública el 2 de Noviembre de 2011, que autoriza la comercialización de los productos del tabaco que, exige en su artículo 2° “Ordenar a los fabricantes o importadores de los productos señalados en el punto anterior que deberán dar cumplimiento a la advertencia sanitaria y la información respecto a los componentes del producto, todo ello en conformidad con el decreto supremo Nº69 de 2008 del Ministerio de Salud o los sucesivos decretos supremos dictados en virtud del artículo 6º de la ley 19.419. El articulo 3° requiere de los fabricantes o importadores de los productos señalados en el punto Nº1 de la presente resolución que deberán hacer llegar al Ministerio de Salud, a más tardar el día 30 de Diciembre de cada año, la siguiente información: - Listado de sustancias utilizadas o agregadas durante el proceso de elaboración de cada producto. - Documentación que contenga las mediciones de la información no autorizada por el Ministerio de Salud, la cual haya sido incorporada en el envoltorio o etiqueta. Este certificado deberá incluir el método de medición utilizado, referencias de mediciones por volumen o peso, de las mediciones, etc. 4º Las marcas que soliciten ser incorporadas en la resolución de comercialización deberán presentar antes del 30 de marzo de cada año a lo menos la siguiente información:- Listado de aditivos y sustancias incorporadas o utilizadas en el proceso de elaboración del producto.- En caso de incorporar en el etiquetado algún tipo de información respecto al producto o al humo generado por su combustión, se debe adjuntar certificado emitido por la entidad que realizó medición que incluya: método de medición utilizado, referir mediciones por volumen o peso, fecha de la medición. WHO Region of the Americas
China (1)烟草产品需要遵守国家法律《烟草专卖法》,以及多项烟草相关的国家标准,其中卷烟产品系列国家标准GB 5606 - 2005《卷烟》是强制性国家标准。(2)国家烟草质量监督检验中心是政府有关部门批准设立、认证的国家级政府实验室,承担烟草成分及释放物的检验职责。中国检验检疫科学研究院设有烟草安全与控烟技术实验室,其他还有海关烟草相关实验室。(3)在中国有烟草添加剂的禁用清单,许可使用清单及最高限量。因为中国卷烟中极少使用薄荷醇,所以没有涉及薄荷醇。(4)有国家强制标准对卷烟特性有严格要求,在实验室对其测试,其中包括通风率。 Answer not provided 1、 密切关注和积极参与《烟草控制框架公约》第9,10条工作组的工作和相关活动。提供科学的证据和经验; 2、 参加了世界卫生组织烟草实验室网络(TobLabNet)拟定的9种优先级成分SOP检测方法的研究工作,对卷烟烟丝中氨等多个测试项目提供了方法验证,其中在卷烟烟气中挥发性有机化合物和醛类的测定中,由中国提供该专利装置,改进了该SOP技术与常规吸烟机的兼容性。中国实验室在世界卫生组织烟草实验室网络(TobLabNet)方法研究中的贡献,得到《烟草控制框架公约》第六届缔约方会议的认可和称赞(COP/6/14ADD.1); 3、 参与世界卫生组织烟草实验室网络(TobLabNet)组织,拟提交COP7讨论的无烟气烟草、电子尼古丁传输系统报告的编写工作; 4、 开展了关于致瘾性、吸引力和降低有害性等方面的研究工作,为制定相关政策提供科学的证据。 WHO Western Pacific Region
Colombia Hasta el momento no existe reglamentación sobre este tema Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Comoros Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Congo Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Cook Islands Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Costa Rica Costa Rica cuenta con el informe 2018 de resultados del análisis de emisión de los productos de tabaco, elaborado por el INCIENSA. El Ministerio de Salud firmo convenio con INCIENSA para implementar a partir del 2016 un laboratorio que realice las técnicas analíticas acreditadas por el ente costarricense de acreditación (ECA), para determinar los contenidos producidos durante el fumado de cigarrillos, de acuerdo con las normas establecidas por la ISO en cumplimiento con la regulación y legislaciones nacionales. Además, este laboratorio podrá vender servicios a los países vecinos que lo requieran a excepción de la industria tabacalera. El Ministerio de Salud firmo convenio con INCIENSA para implementar a partir del 2016 un laboratorio que realice las técnicas analíticas acreditadas por el ente costarricense de acreditación (ECA), para determinar los contenidos producidos durante el fumado de cigarrillos, de acuerdo con las normas establecidas por la ISO en cumplimiento con la regulación y legislaciones nacionales. Además este laboratorio podrá vender servicios a los países vecinos que lo requieran a excepción de la industria tabacalera. WHO Region of the Americas
Côte d'Ivoire Answer not provided Le projet de loi anti tabac adopté par le gouvernement prend en compte les dispositions contenues dans larticle 9. Answer not provided WHO African Region
Croatia In a relation with the last report from 2016 , nowadays according to the ACT ON RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF TOBACCO AND RELATED PRODUCTS (Official Gazette N0. 45/17 )which aligned with Directive 2014/40/EU, manufacturers and importers , before placing tobacco products on the market shall submit to the Ministry of Health information by brand name and type with a list of all ingredients, and quantities thereof, used in the manufacture of the tobacco products, in descending order of the weight of each ingredient included in the tobacco products, the emission levels of tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide per cigarette and where available, information on other emissions and their levels. The list of ingredients shall be accompanied by a statement setting out the reasons for the inclusion of such ingredients in the tobacco products concerned. That list shall indicate the status of the ingredients, including whether they have been registered under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (hereinafter: Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006), as well as their classification under Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, amending and repealing Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC, and amending Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006. The list shall be accompanied by the relevant toxicological data regarding the ingredients in burnt or unburnt form, as appropriate, referring in particular to their effects on the health of consumers and to any addictive effects. For cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco, a technical document setting out a general description of the additives used and their properties, shall be submitted by the manufacturer or importer. Other than for tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide and for other emissions , manufacturers and importers shall indicate the methods of measurement of emissions used. All data and information shall be provided in electronic form. The information shall be stored electronically via he IT tool for providing this information called the EU Common Entry Gate (EU-CEG) In a relation with the last report from 2016 , nowadays according to the ACT ON RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF TOBACCO AND RELATED PRODUCTS (Official Gazette N0. 45/17 )which aligned with Directive 2014/40/EU, manufacturers and importers , before placing tobacco products on the market shall submit to the Ministry of Health information by brand name and type with a list of all ingredients, and quantities thereof, used in the manufacture of the tobacco products, in descending order of the weight of each ingredient included in the tobacco products, the emission levels of tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide per cigarette and where available, information on other emissions and their levels. The list of ingredients shall be accompanied by a statement setting out the reasons for the inclusion of such ingredients in the tobacco products concerned. That list shall indicate the status of the ingredients, including whether they have been registered under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (hereinafter: Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006), as well as their classification under Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, amending and repealing Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC, and amending Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006. The list shall be accompanied by the relevant toxicological data regarding the ingredients in burnt or unburnt form, as appropriate, referring in particular to their effects on the health of consumers and to any addictive effects. For cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco, a technical document setting out a general description of the additives used and their properties, shall be submitted by the manufacturer or importer. Other than for tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide and for other emissions , manufacturers and importers shall indicate the methods of measurement of emissions used. All data and information shall be provided in electronic form. The information shall be stored electronically via he IT tool for providing this information called the EU Common Entry Gate (EU-CEG) According to the Regulations on the content of information on all ingredients and their quantities strengthened by the type used in the manufacture of tobacco products and the method of informing the public (Official Gazette N0. 39/2009 ) manufacturers and importers of tobacco products “ are obliged not later than 31 March of the current year for the previous year, to submit to the Ministry of Health through the Croatian National Institute for Public Health the list of all ingredients and their quantities by type and the type used in the manufacture of tobacco products. The list of ingredients is made specifically for each type of tobacco product and for each component indicates its function and category. The list of ingredients must be accompanied by a statement of the manufacturer or importer of tobacco products which addresses the reasons for the use of certain ingredients in tobacco products”. “All information submitted must be obtained or verified by an accredited laboratory based in Croatia and one of the authorized laboratories in the field of European Union”. “If the content of the contents of tobacco products is changed, the manufacturer or importer of tobacco products is obliged to immediately notify the Ministry, through the Croatian National Institute of Public Health.” At this point we do not have laboratories that have accredited methods for carbon monoxide, nicotine and tar. WHO European Region
Cyprus Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Czech Republic 1) Legislation: The draft amendment of the Act No. 110/1997 Coll. on Foodstuffs and Tobacco Products, on the amendment and additions to some related acts, as amended subsequently, is currently discussed by the Parliament. The amendment involves mainly provisions connected with the traceability of tobacco products and secondary legislation of the TPD (e.g. Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority is appointed to be a national administrator, State Printing Works of Securities are appointed as the ID issuer). There is an ongoing discussion on the classification of nicotine pouches without tobacco (KILLA, ZYN, Lyft etc.). 2) Access to laboratories: The laboratory of Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority in Prague is on the list of approved laboratories available publicly according to the Article 4(2) of the Directive 2014/40/EU in 2019 (see https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/tobacco/docs/approved_laboratories_en.pdf) Measurement: The laboratory uses for measurements of tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide yields of cigarettes accredited methods described in attachement (please see C239). 3) The placing on the market of tobacco products with a characterising flavour is prohibited since 2016 (Transposition of Tobacco Products Directive). The only exception are tobacco products with a characterising flavour whose EU-wide sales volumes represent 3 % or more in a particular product category which in practice involves only menthol cigarettes. Their placing on the market will be prohibited from 20. 5. 2020. In accordance with the Tobacco Products Directive producers and importers notify the Czech Republic the data on priority additives in the tobacco product. For instance, there were 37 notifications of the cigarettes containing diacetyl on the Czech market. The studies provided are examined by the control authority. 4) Design features are regulated to some extent. For example, there is prohibition of the placing on the market of tobacco products containing flavourings in any of their components such as filters, papers, packages, capsules or any technical features allowing modification of the smell or taste of the tobacco products concerned or their smoke intensity. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Democratic People's Republic of Korea National tobacco control law regulates the sale, import/export of tobacco products through strong quality inspection system and government takes action to strengthen the capacity of testing and inspection of tobacco products by inspection agencies. Tobacco products failing in testing and quality inspection can not be placed for sale, import and export by the law. Answer not provided Report not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Democratic Republic of the Congo Pas encore de laboratoire national agréé par lOMS.. PAS DE LABORATOIRE. PAS DE LABORATOIRE. WHO African Region
Denmark Answer not provided In accordance with the new Tobacco Product Directive new regulation will be put in place by May 20th 2016 In accordance with the new Tobacco Product Directive new regulation will be put in place by May 20th 2016 WHO European Region
Djibouti Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Dominica Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Ecuador En Ecuador no hay capacidad de análisis (laboratorio) para confirmar la información que la industria o importadores entreguen sobre contenidos y emisiones. En Ecuador no hay capacidad de análisis (laboratorio) para confirmar la información que la industria o importadores entreguen sobre contenidos y emisiones. En Ecuador no hay capacidad de análisis (laboratorio) para confirmar la información que la industria o importadores entreguen sobre contenidos y emisiones WHO Region of the Americas
Egypt Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
El Salvador Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Equatorial Guinea NO DISPONEMOS DE UNA LEY NO DISPONEMOS DE UNA LEY NO DISPONEMOS DE UNA LEY WHO African Region
Estonia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Eswatini Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Ethiopia Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
European Union We have access to independent labs (e.g. at EU-level: JRC) and there is EU-level regulation of design features such as capsules (Art. 7.7 of the Tobacco Products Directive) and additives/products with certain other properties (Art 7.6, 7.9 of the Tobacco Products Directive) The EU participates as a Key Facilitator in the Working Group on Articles 9 and 10 of the Convention. The EU participates as a Key Facilitator in the Working Group on Articles 9 and 10 of the Convention. WHO European Region
Fiji 1. No 2. No access to lab that is either governmental or independent. We have labs but they do not have the required equipment to conduct the tests according to WHO SOP. 3. No we do not have any legal provision for regulated product characteristics. Report not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Finland Yes, the regulation comes from the Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU) Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
France En 2016 ont été transposées en droit français les mesures de réglementation de la composition des produits prévues dans la Directive Européenne des produits du tabac. - Interdiction de la vente, la distribution ou loffre à titre gratuit de cigarettes dont les teneurs maximales en goudron, en nicotine et en monoxyde de carbone des émissions sont supérieures à des teneurs fixées par arrêté du ministre chargé de la santé. - Interdiction de la vente, la distribution ou loffre à titre gratuit de cigarettes et de tabac à rouler : 1° Aromatisés ayant une odeur ou un goût clairement identifiable avant ou pendant la consommation, autre que ceux du tabac ; 2° Dont les filtres, le papier, les capsules, le conditionnement ou tout autre composant contiennent du tabac, de la nicotine ou des arômes ; 3° Contenant tout dispositif technique permettant de modifier lodeur ou le goût des produits du tabac ou leur intensité de combustion ; 4° Contenant des vitamines ou dautres additifs laissant entendre quun produit du tabac a des effets bénéfiques sur la santé ou que les risques quil présente pour la santé ont été réduits ; 5° Contenant de la caféine, de la taurine ou dautres additifs et stimulants associés à lénergie et à la vitalité ; 6° Contenant des additifs qui confèrent des propriétés colorantes aux émissions de fumée ; 7° Contenant des additifs qui facilitent linhalation ou labsorption de nicotine ; 8° Contenant des additifs qui, sans combustion, ont des propriétés cancérogènes, mutagènes ou toxiques pour la reproduction humaine ; 9° Contenant des additifs dans des quantités qui augmentent, lors de la consommation, de manière significative ou mesurable, leurs effets toxiques ou leffet de dépendance quils engendrent. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Gabon Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Gambia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Georgia Tobacco control law includes obligatory depiction of pictorial and health warnings on each cigarette package with special regulations. Indication of the amount of nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide on the package is not allowed any more. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Germany Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Ghana Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Greece Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Grenada NA NA Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Guatemala Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Guinea Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Guinea-Bissau Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Guyana Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Honduras Para el IHADFA es imperativo llegar a contar con su propio laboratorio para el análisis de los contenidos y emisiones de los productos derivados de tabaco para vigilar, controlar y dar seguimiento a lo dispuesto en los Artículos 9 y 10 del CMCT de la OMS. Por ahora no se cuenta con dicho laboratorio. En los últimos dos años desde el 2018 el IHADFA tiene acceso a laboratorios gubernamentales o independientes ―que no sean propiedad ni estén controlados por la industria tabacalera― para analizar el contenido y/o las emisiones de los productos de tabaco; y a la fecha no se ha reglamentado los ingredientes, como los aromas (por ejemplo, el mentol); tampoco se ha reglamentado las características de los productos, como las de su diseño (por ejemplo, la ventilación de los cigarrillos), etc.). Para el IHADFA es imperativo llegar a contar con su propio laboratorio para el análisis de los contenidos y emisiones de los productos derivados de tabaco para vigilar, controlar y dar seguimiento a lo dispuesto en los Artículos 9 y 10 del CMCT de la OMS. Por ahora no se cuenta con dicho laboratorio. Para el IHADFA es imperativo llegar a contar con su propio laboratorio para el análisis de los contenidos y emisiones de los productos derivados de tabaco para vigilar, controlar y dar seguimiento a lo dispuesto en los Artículos 9 y 10 del CMCT de la OMS. Por ahora no se cuenta con dicho laboratorio. WHO Region of the Americas
Hungary Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Iceland Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
India The Rules related to testing of tobacco products for its contents and emissions are yet to be notified. The Rules related to testing of tobacco products for its contents and emissions are yet to be notified. The Rules related to testing of tobacco products for its contents and emissions are yet to be notified WHO South-East Asia Region
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 1) National Standard Organization is developing new standards but it doesn’t incorporated in tobacco control legislation. 2) Currently the private sector chosen bu the Ministry of Industry is doing testing. This entity is independent from tobacco industries. 3) Flavors is banned according to the national HQ resolution approved by the president. But still used in tobacco products. We have been a long legal procedure to get approval of HQ in Administrative Court of Justice in response to complaints from tobacco industry allies. 4) No. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Iraq The new Iraqi tobacco control law will address most of these areas. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Ireland Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Israel Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Italy Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Jamaica In our efforts to undertake the development of comprehensive tobacco control legislation, regard is had to the Guidelines for the implementation of Article 9 to ensure that matters related to this article are adequately addressed. In our efforts to undertake the development of comprehensive tobacco control legislation, regard is had to the Guidelines for the implementation of Article 9 to ensure that matters related to this article are adequately addressed. In our efforts to undertake the development of comprehensive tobacco control legislation, regard is had to the Guidelines for the implementation of Article 9 to ensure that matters related to this article are adequately addressed. WHO Region of the Americas
Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare sets Technical Committee for Health Risk Assessment of Tobacco. Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare sets Technical Committee for Health Risk Assessment of Tobacco. Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare sets Technical Committee for Health Risk Assessment of Tobacco. WHO Western Pacific Region
Jordan Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Kazakhstan Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Kenya Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Kiribati Not available Not available Not available WHO Western Pacific Region
Kuwait The GSO 246 will be updated soon The GSO 246 will be updated soon The GSO 246 will be updated soon WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Kyrgyzstan Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Lao People's Democratic Republic Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Latvia The Health Inspectorate of Latvia for market surveillance purposes use the services of an accredited laboratory Latvian Certification centre, Ltd. (LATSERT) for testing tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide emissions in cigaretes. LATSERT is independent – not owned nor controlled by the tobacco industry. Answer not provided The new tobacco control law has been prepared to transpose EU Tobacco products directive 2014/40/EU, which includes also regulation regarding contents and emissions of tobacco products. The law has not been approved yet. WHO European Region
Lebanon Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Lesotho Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Liberia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Libya Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Lithuania As regards Article 10, Drug, Tobacco and Alcohol Department has prepared guidelines: http://ntakd.lrv.lt/uploads/ntakd/documents/files/El%20cig%20tvarka%203-1.pdf As regards Article 10, Drug, Tobacco and Alcohol Department has prepared guidelines: http://ntakd.lrv.lt/uploads/ntakd/documents/files/El%20cig%20tvarka%203-1.pdf Answer not provided WHO European Region
Luxembourg Answer not provided Answer not provided Le conseil de gouvernement a déjà approuvé le projet de loi et nous espérons que la nouvelle loi sera adoptée d’ici la fin de l’année. WHO European Region
Madagascar Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Malaysia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Maldives NONE NONE NONE WHO South-East Asia Region
Mali Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Malta nil nil Answer not provided WHO European Region
Marshall Islands Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Mauritania - - - WHO African Region
Mauritius NA NA Answer not provided WHO African Region
Mexico La Ley General para el Control del Tabaco, establece en el Artículo 20, que no se emplearán términos, elementos descriptivos, marcas de fábrica o de comercios, signos figurativos o de otra clase que tengan el efecto de crear la falsa impresión de que un determinado producto del tabaco es menos nocivo que otro. Se prohíbe utilizar expresiones tales como “bajo contenido de alquitrán”, “ligeros”, “ultra ligeros” o “suaves”. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Micronesia (Federated States of) NA NA NA WHO Western Pacific Region
Mongolia Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Montenegro There are problems in implementation of the Law . There are problems in implementation of the Law . There are problems in implementation of the Law . WHO European Region
Myanmar Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Namibia Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Nauru Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Nepal Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Netherlands The Netherlands also regulate the content of electronic cigarettes / e-liquids with and without nicotine. The Netherlands asked the European Commission to take action to improve the European Tobacco Products Directive with respect to the measurements of TNCO contents of cigarettes. The ISO method that is currently used underestimates the quantity of harmful substances to which smokers are exposed. There is a better method; the Canadian Intense (CI) method for example provides a more suitable alternative, closer to human smoking behavior and not susceptible to changes in filter ventilation, as the ventilation holes in the filter are taped and inhalation is deeper and more frequent. The Netherlands also regulate the content of electronic cigarettes / e-liquids with nicotine. And will regulate this for electronic cigarettes / e-liquids without nicotine The Netherlands asked the European Commission to take action to improve the European Tobacco Products Directive with respect to the measurements of TNCO contents of cigarettes. The ISO method that is currently used underestimates the quantity of harmful substances to which smokers are exposed. There is a better method; the Canadian Intense (CI) method for example provides a more suitable alternative, closer to human smoking behavior and not susceptible to changes in filter ventilation, as the ventilation holes in the filter are taped and inhalation is deeper and more frequent. The Netherlands will also regulate the content of ESN/ENDS. WHO European Region
New Zealand The current legislation preceded the development of the Guidelines referred to above. The current legislation preceded the development of the Guidelines referred to above. The current legislation preceded the development of the Guidelines WHO Western Pacific Region
Nicaragua Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Niger Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Nigeria Smoke-free enforcement hampered by COVID-19 pandemic The Honorable Minister of Health announced during the 2017 World No Tobacco Day immediate implementation of compliance with specified standards for content as set out by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria. Answer not provided WHO African Region
Niue Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Norway Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Oman لا توجد لا توجد لا توجد WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Pakistan Detailed guidelines are not available yet. Detailed guidelines are not available yet. Detailed guidelines are not available yet. WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Palau We do not have access to testing laboratories. The nearest one is in Singapore. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Panama No se ha incorporado información porque no hay avances en esta materia. La legislación no fue sancionada por no responder satisfactoriamente a los intereses y objetivos del CMCT. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Papua New Guinea Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Paraguay La Dirección Nacional de Vigilancia Sanitaria, en referencia al Articulo 9 del CMCT-OMS, a la fecha no cuenta con un laboratorio oficial que pueda realizar el análisis y la medición del contenido y las emisiones de productos de tabaco, debido a la complejidad del proceso. La Dirección solicita a las empresas comercializadoras de productos de tabaco, como requisito para la obtención de inscripción de sus productos presenten la declaración jurada de la composición físico-química de los mismos. La Dirección Nacional de Vigilancia Sanitaria, en referencia al Articulo 9 del CMCT-OMS, a la fecha no cuenta con un laboratorio oficial que pueda realizar el análisis y la medición del contenido y las emisiones de productos de tabaco, debido a la complejidad del proceso. La Dirección solicita a las empresas comercializadoras de productos de tabaco, como requisito para la obtención de inscripción de sus productos presenten la declaración jurada de la composición físico-química de los mismos. La Dirección Nacional de Vigilancia Sanitaria, hasta la promulgación de la Ley Nº 5538/15, se ha encargado de la regulación de los productos de tabaco a través de la Resolución Ministerial S.G Nº 237/10, en su Articulo 7, se establece los requisitos para la inscripción de productos de tabaco. La Dirección Nacional de Vigilancia Sanitaria, en referencia al Articulo 9 del CMCT-OMS, a la fecha no cuenta con un laboratorio oficial que pueda realizar el análisis y la medición del contenido y las emisiones de productos de tabaco, debido a la complejidad del proceso. La Dirección solicita a las empresas comercializadoras de productos de tabaco, como requisito para la obtención de inscripción de sus productos presenten la declaración jurada de la composición físico-química de los mismos. La Dirección Nacional de Vigilancia Sanitaria, hasta la promulgación de la Ley Nº 5538/15, se ha encargado de la regulación de los productos de tabaco a través de la Resolución Ministerial S.G Nº 237/10, en su Articulo 7, se establece los requisitos para la inscripción de productos de tabaco. WHO Region of the Americas
Peru Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Philippines Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Poland Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Portugal Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Qatar Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Republic of Korea * Review of Regulation on Article 12 of Enforcement Decree of the Tobacco Business Act (Presidential Decree) mentions that every three years the validity of labeling standard of tobacco product’s contents should be reviewed pursuant to Article 9(2) and required improvement measures should be made. (inserted on December 30, 2013) *Indication of tobacco products constituents(Article 25-2 of Tobacco Business Act) -Article 25-2, indication of tobacco products constituents newly inserted on January 21, 2014. This provision states labeling of the emission contents in one cigarette and testing and measuring its emission is required. *Establishment of the analytical method of 68 contents of cigarettes, 25 contents of liquid type e-cigarettes and 11 contents of HTPs(Dec, 2019) * Review of Regulation on the Article 12 of Enforcement Decree of the Tobacco Business Act (Presidential Decree) mentions that in every three years the validity of labelling standard of tobacco product’s contents should be reviewed pursuant to Article 9(2) and required improvement measures should be made. (inserted on December 30, 2013) *Indication of tobacco products constituents(Article 25-2 of Tobacco Business Act) -Article 25-2, indication of tobacco products constituents newly inserted on January 21, 2014. This provision states labelling of the emission contents in one cigarette and testing and measuring its emission is required. *Research on analyzing constituents and emissions of tobacco products based on global standard is currently being conducted by Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (previous Korea Food and Drug Administration). The budget of KRW 8,100 million will be offered for 6 years until 2018. * Review of Regulation on the Article 12 of Enforcement Decree of the Tobacco Business Act (Presidential Decree) mentions that in every three years the validity of labelling standard of tobacco product’s contents should be reviewed pursuant to Article 9(2) and required improvement measures should be made. (inserted on December 30, 2013) *Indication of tobacco products constituents(Article 25-2 of Tobacco Business Act) -Article 25-2, indication of tobacco products constituents newly inserted on January 21, 2014. This provision states labelling of the emission contents in one cigarette and testing and measuring its emission is required. *Research on analyzing constituents and emissions of tobacco products based on global standard is currently being conducted by Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (previous Korea Food and Drug Administration). The budget of KRW 8,100 million will be offered for 6 years until 2018. WHO Western Pacific Region
Republic of Moldova Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Romania Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Russian Federation Answer not provided Report not provided Федеральный закон Российской Федерации от 22 декабря 2008 г. N 268-ФЗ "Технический регламент на табачную продукцию" устанавливает, следующие требования: Статья 6. Требования к содержанию смолы, никотина и монооксида углерода в дыме сигарет 1. Содержание смолы и никотина в миллиграммах на одну сигарету (мг/сиг) в дыме одной сигареты (с фильтром и без фильтра) не может превышать 10 мг/сиг и 1,0 мг/сиг соответственно. 2. Содержание монооксида углерода (СО) в миллиграммах на одну сигарету (мг/сиг) в дыме одной сигареты с фильтром не может превышать 10 мг/сиг. Установлен запрет на оптовую и розничную торговлю насваем и снюсом, указанные виды табачной продукции в гражданском обороте запрещены. WHO European Region
Rwanda Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Saint Kitts and Nevis Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Saint Lucia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Samoa Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
San Marino Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Sao Tome and Principe Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Saudi Arabia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Senegal Les Cigarettes fabriquées au Sénégal ont -elles -t-une forte teneur en nicotine, goudron et monoxyde de carbone? Dans un communiqué, le ministère de la Santé et de l’action sociale, le Programme national de lutte contre le tabac ont révélé les teneurs en nicotine, goudron et monoxyde de carbone dans les cigarettes produites au Sénégal par la MTOA et Philip Morris international. « Le ministère de la Santé et de l’action sociale, en collaboration avec le ministère du Commerce a saisi le Laboratoire national d’analyses et de contrôle (LANAC) et le Laboratoire national de Santé publique de référence de l’OMS du Burkina Faso pour procéder à l’analyse de quelques échantillons de produits du tabac commercialisés la MTOA et Philip Morris International (PMI) au Sénégal. L’analyse de ces échantillons a révélé des teneurs élevées en nicotine, en goudron et en monoxyde de carbone comparées aux normes de référence de l’Union européenne », informe le communiqué parvenu à Toutinfo.net. Les résultats de l’analyse de l’échantillon faite par le Laboratoire national de santé publique du Burkina Faso (LNSp) sur les produits Philip Morris se présentent comme suit : S’agissant de la nicotine les résultats donnent 1,1 mg par cigarette, alors que la valeur de référence est de 1mg par cigarette. Le goudron trouvé dans une cigarette Philip Morris Sénégal est de 13 mg par bâtonnet contre 10 mg pour les autres produits. Pour le monoxyde de carbone on trouve 11mg par cigarette pour 10 mg dans les autres produits. Concernant les résultats de l’analyse de l’échantillon faite par le Laboratoire national d’analyses et de contrôle (LANAC) du ministère du Commerce du Sénégal sur les produits Tobacco/MTOA, ils donnent ceci :Pour la nicotine 1,31 mg par cigarette, alors que le maximum autorisé est de 1 mg par cigarette. Pour ce qui est du goudron, on trouve 12,5 mg par cigarette, alors la norme autorisée est de 10mg par produit. S’agissant du monoxyde de carbone, on trouve 11,42 mg par cigarette contre 10 mg par cigarette, dans les autres produits. La même source rappelle que récemment les résultats d’une enquête de l’ONG Open Eye faisaient état de teneurs plus fortes en nicotine, goudron et monoxyde de carbone dans les cigarettes vendues en Afrique. « En attendant d’avoir des normes sénégalaises, dans le sens de protéger la santé des populations, le ministère de la Santé et de l’action sociale, en rapport avec le ministère du Commerce, va continuer le contrôle de la composition des cigarettes vendues au Sénégal », certifie le communiqué. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Serbia Non of these features have been incorporated or implemented in the country. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Seychelles The Seychelles Tobacco Control act allows for such tests but regulations have not been yet developed. The Seychelles Tobacco Control act allows for such tests but regulations have not been yet developed. The Seychelles Tobacco Control act allows for such tests but regulations have not been yet developed. WHO African Region
Sierra Leone Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Singapore Nil. Nil. Nil. WHO Western Pacific Region
Slovakia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Slovenia Report not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Solomon Islands Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
South Africa Despite the regulations on the disclosure on the amount of tar and nicotine, South Africa is not testing their amounts as little amounts are also harmful. Despite the regulations on the disclosure on the amount of tar and nicotine, South Africa is not testing their amounts as little amounts are also harmful. Answer not provided WHO African Region
Spain 1) Si, se ha incorporado la reglamentación de los productos en la legislación nacional en el RD 579/2017 2) Hay dos laboratorios Nacionales Oficiales, independientes de la industria tabaquera que corresponden al Centro de Investigación y Control de Calidad del Ministerio de Consumo, y el Laboratorio Agroalimentario, de Agricultura y Pesca de Andalucía que ambos pertenecen a la red TOPLABNET de la OMS, y se encargan de los análisis oficiales de productos de Tabaco. 3) Si, se han reglamentado los ingredientes y aromas característicos, por ejemplo, al igual que el resto de países europeos, a partir del 20 de mayo de 2020 el Tabaco con mentol se retira del mercado español. 4) Si, se ha reglamentado, entre otras cosas los niveles de emisiones que se incluyen en la respuesta a la pregunta C238, Nicotina, Alquitrán y CO, el número de cigarrillos por paquete, las dimensiones de los paquetes y su etiquetado y advertencias sanitarias entre otras. El artículo 4 del RD 579/2017 especifica que: 1. Los cigarrillos comercializados o fabricados en España, no podrán tener niveles de emisión superiores a: a) 10 miligramos de alquitrán por cigarrillo, b) 1 miligramo de nicotina por cigarrillo, c) 10 miligramos de monóxido de carbono por cigarrillo. El artículo 3 del Real Decreto 1079/2002 especifica que: 1. A partir del 1 de enero de 2004, los cigarrillos despachados a libre práctica, comercializados o fabricados en España, no podrán tener contenidos superiores a: a) 10 miligramos de alquitrán por cigarrillo, b) 1 miligramo de nicotina por cigarrillo, c) 10 miligramos de monóxido de carbono por cigarrillo. 2. Para los cigarrillos producidos en España, pero exportados fuera de la Comunidad Europea, los límites en los contenidos previstos en este artículo se aplicarán a partir del 1 de enero de 2007. En relación con la supervisión se llevan a cabo dos tipos de controles, según el Real Decreto 1079/2002: - A nivel documental, revisión de los contenidos declarados en la notificación anual de ingredientes para todos los productos, por tipos y marcas (artículo 6.1) - Control de mercado, mediante de ensayos de laboratorio en laboratorio de verificación independiente, por muestreo con normas ISO para nicotina, alquitrán y monóxido de carbono (4.1 4.3) Los incumplimientos se consideran infracciones con sanción (artículo 8) WHO European Region
Sri Lanka Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Sudan لا توجد رقابة وكشف دوري متخصص لمصانع السجاير و توجد فجوة كبيرة في مجال التمباك لا توجد مواصفات ورقابة علي صانعي التمباك فهو منتج محلي وهو أكثر استعمالا وخطورة Report not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Suriname Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Sweden Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Syrian Arab Republic تم العمل وفق المرسوم التشريعي رقم 62 لعام 2009 لدعم الاتفاقية تم العمل وفق المرسوم التشريعي رقم 62 لعام 2009 لدعم الاتفاقية تم العمل وفق المرسوم التشريعي رقم 62 لعام 2009 لدعم الاتفاقية WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Tajikistan Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Thailand Thailand has incorporated product regulation in TPCA 2017 and in Ministerial Regulation 1997. Currently, Thailand has no access to governmental tobacco laboratories; but TI is required to submit testing report of tobacco products from laboratories that does not owned or controlled by the tobacco industry. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Timor-Leste Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Togo Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Tonga Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Trinidad and Tobago As it pertains to this Article and regarding additives and constituents, the Tobacco Control Act stipulates that manufacturers and importers of tobacco products are to submit reports which state the additives, constituents in smoke expressed in individual concentrations and as a ratio to nicotine (Section 11 (2)). Testing falls under the purview of the Chemistry, Food and Drug Division of the Ministry of Health. Please note testing of emissions is not undertaken by TTO at present. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Tunisia Cette composante constitue en effet une priorité pour nous actuellement 3.2.3.1et 3.2.3.2: Acquisition de la dernière technique en chromatographie couplée à la masse pour pouvoir suivre de près les ingrédients de sauce et de doser les produits émis (HCN, phénols, benzopyrène, COV) Cette composante constitue en effet une priorité pour nous actuellement 3.2.3.1et 3.2.3.2: Acquisition de la dernière technique en chromatographie couplée à la masse pour pouvoir suivre de près les ingrédients de sauce et de doser les produits émis (HCN, phénols, benzopyrène, COV) 3.2.3.3 et 3.2.3.4: La RNTA applique la reglementation de la composition et des émissions des produits du tabac avec vérification quotidiens (fumage) des taux de CO, nicotine, goudron et la RNTA exige à ses fournisseurs de cigarettes etrangères des informations sur les caractéristiques de leurs produits pour pouvoir les contrôler La RNTA va exiger à ses fournisseurs des ingrédients de sauces et arômes des informations périodiquement (selon les mises à jour) pour avoir les moyens efficaces et adaptés à chaque type de produit lors des contrôles La RNTA va aussi exiger deux une liste de ces produits avec leurs fiches CMR Cette composante constitue en effet une priorité pour nous actuellement 3.2.3.1et 3.2.3.2: Acquisition de la dernière technique en chromatographie couplée à la masse pour pouvoir suivre de près les ingrédients de sauce et de doser les produits émis (HCN, phénols, benzopyrène, COV) 3.2.3.3 et 3.2.3.4: La RNTA applique la reglementation de la composition et des émissions des produits du tabac avec vérification quotidiens (fumage) des taux de CO, nicotine, goudron et la RNTA exige à ses fournisseurs de cigarettes etrangères des informations sur les caractéristiques de leurs produits pour pouvoir les contrôler La RNTA va exiger à ses fournisseurs des ingrédients de sauces et arômes des informations périodiquement (selon les mises à jour) pour avoir les moyens efficaces et adaptés à chaque type de produit lors des contrôles La RNTA va aussi exiger deux une liste de ces produits avec leurs fiches CMR WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Turkey Turkey has incorporated product regulation in the national tobacco control legislation. Turkey has access to an independent laboratory – not owned or controlled by the tobacco industry. Tobacco industry pays for the analysis requested by the Ministry before marketing their products. Turkey has regulated ingredients and menthol ban came into force on 05/01/2020 Turkey has regulated filters and ingredients for filters were limited and filter ventilation and pressure drop analysis were demanded by the abrogated Board Decision of Tobacco and Alcohol Market Regulatory Authority, published in the official gazette dated 9/05/2014 numbered 28995 Answer not provided Menthol was advised to be banned or regulated since it increases the attractiveness of tobacco products by partial guidelines of FCTC art. 9&10. This was taken into consideration and menthol use was banned in cigarette and roll your own tobacco It was recommended by guidelines to ask information about filter ventilation degree, total ventilation degree and pressure drop among design characteristics. Methods to measure these design characteristics were determined by guidelines WHO European Region
Turkmenistan Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Tuvalu Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Uganda Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Ukraine Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
United Arab Emirates Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland The Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 is available here: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2016/507/contents/made This includes provisions covering emissions, additives and other prohibited ingredients and products, as well as reporting requirements. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
United Republic of Tanzania Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Uruguay Se prohibe el amoníaco. La ley 18256 autoriza al Ministerio de Salud Pública a adoptar las directrices que, sobre el análisis y medición de contenidos y emisiones, recomiende la Conferencia de las Partes, así como reglamentar esos contenidos y emisiones en concordancia con dichas recomendaciones. Se prohibe el amoníaco. La ley 18256 autoriza al Ministerio de Salud Pública a adoptar las directrices que, sobre el análisis y medición de contenidos y emisiones, recomiende la Conferencia de las Partes, así como reglamentar esos contenidos y emisiones en concordancia con dichas recomendaciones. Se prohibe el amoníaco. La ley 18256 autoriza al Ministerio de Salud Pública a adoptar las directrices que, sobre el análisis y medición de contenidos y emisiones, recomiende la Conferencia de las Partes, así como reglamentar esos contenidos y emisiones en concordancia con dichas recomendaciones. WHO Region of the Americas
Uzbekistan Report not provided Report not provided За последние два года не имеется прогресс в осуществлении Статьи 9 и 10. WHO European Region
Vanuatu Nothing done on the below 4 points yet: 1) has incorporated product regulation in the national tobacco control legislation; 2) has access to either governmental or independent – not owned or controlled by the tobacco industry – laboratories for testing contents and/or emissions of tobacco products; 3) has regulated ingredients, such as flavours (e.g. menthol); 4) has regulated product characteristics, such as design features (e.g., cigarette ventilation); among other measures. Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Venezuela No. Report not provided Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Viet Nam Circular No 23/2015/TT- BYT dated on 20 August 2015 regulating the national technical standards of cigarette products Circular 49/2015- TT- BYT dated on 11 December 2015 regulating the announcement of technical regulations compliance for cigarette products Circular No 23/2015/TT- BYT dated on 20 August 2015 regulating the national technical standards of cigarette products Circular 49/2015- TT- BYT dated on 11 December 2015 regulating the announcement of technical regulations compliance for cigarette products Circular No 23/2015/TT- BYT dated on 20 August 2015 regulating the national technical standards of cigarette products Circular 49/2015- TT- BYT dated on 11 December 2015 regulating the announcement of technical regulations compliance for cigarette products WHO Western Pacific Region
Yemen Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Zambia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Zimbabwe None None Answer not provided WHO African Region
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