C428 - Progress made in implementing Article 19

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Afghanistan NA NA NA 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
Angola Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Antigua and Barbuda . Report not provided This aspect of our Draft Legislation still requires detailed review. WHO Region of the Americas
Armenia not available Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Australia Answer not provided Answer not provided In late 2001, Rolah McCabe commenced a case against British American Tobacco Australia in the Supreme Court of Victoria. Rolah was 51, and dying of lung cancer. She had started smoking in the early 1960s at the age of 12. Rolah sued BAT arguing that it had been negligent in its manufacturing and marketing of cigarettes, and that its negligence had caused her lung cancer. She sought damages. Rolah argued that BAT knew that cigarettes were addictive and dangerous to health, took no reasonable steps to reduce the risk of addiction or the health risks, targeted children in its advertising, and ignored or publicly disparaged research results which indicated the health risks of smoking. In April 2002, Rolah became the first person outside of the US to obtain a verdict against the tobacco industry in a personal injury claim, though the verdict was overturned on appeal later that year. WHO Western Pacific Region
Austria Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Azerbaijan Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Bahamas Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Bahrain (Kingdom of) GCC decided to apply selective tax on harmful good including tobacco to compensate for the harmful effect of these products on the health and economy. GCC decided to apply selective tax on harmful good including tobacco to compensate for the harmful effect of these products on the health and economy. 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 No significant movement on Article 19 WHO Region of the Americas
Belarus не изменились не изменились не изменились WHO European Region
Belgium Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Belize In reference to progress made in the implementation of Article19 no progress has been made since the Draft National Tobacco Bill and Policy has not been approved and passed by the National Assembly. Report not provided Note that the draft National Tobacco Bill makes reference to Article 19. 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 No data available. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Botswana The country has not yet experienced such cases but if such a case occurs, there are some legislation covering such. A board shall be apointed to assess the situation and recomend for action. The country has not yet experienced such cases but if such a case occurs, there are some legislation covering such. A board shall be apointed to assess the situation and recomend for action. Report not provided WHO African Region
Brazil As informed in other opportunities, there are civil liability actions launched by persons before Brazilian courts, but the Judiciary, in general, has not granted liability orders. In those cases, the plaintiffs used, in their majority, the Brazilian Consumers Code (Law 8.078/1990) as a legal basis for these suits. Relating to the implementation of Article 19 (Liability) by the Brazilian Government, there is still no specific legislation in Brazil regarding liability measures concerning any injury or adverse health effects caused by tobacco use. Notwithstanding, the Brazilian Government, through the Attorney General Office (AGU), filed a civil liability action against two multinational companies and their Brazilian subsidiaries, who produce most of the cigarettes sold in the country. The lawsuit seeks to recover costs of tobacco-related disease treatments in Brazil’s health care system over the last five years, and it will cover the treatment of patients for 26 illnesses related to smoking tobacco or to cigarette smoke. The suit used as legal basis provisions of FCTC and Brazilian legislation (Federal Constitution, Brazilian Civil Code – Law 10.406/2002 –, etc.). The lawsuit n. 5030568-38.2019.4.04.7100 was filed on May 21st, 2019, and is pending before the 1st Federal Court of the Federal Regional Court of the 4 Region. The defendants already presented their defenses, and now it is the Brazilian Government’s turn to submit a reply on the allegations made by the tobacco companies. There is still not a specific legislation in Brazil regarding liability measures in relation to any injury or adverse health effect caused by tobacco use. However, since the submission of our last report, the Brazilian Government is gathering information about liability actions, in the field of doctrine and jurisprudence, based on national and international law, which may be used with tobacco control purpose. In terms of Brazilian legislation, there are general civil liability provisions that could apply to tobacco control. The Brazilian Civil Code (Law n. 10.406) establishes that who causes damage through an illicit conduct shall repair it. There is such obligation even in the absence of fault, when the activity normally performed by the wrongdoer implies, by its own nature, risks to the rights of another person (article 927). The Brazilian Consumers Code (Law n. 8.078) affirms that consumers have the right to clear and suitable information on products and services, including the correct description of composition and characteristics, as well as the right to protection against the risks caused by abusive and misleading advertisement of products and services (article 6). But as we progress on the studies, we tend to understand that this specific legislation is not applicable. There are civil liability actions launched by persons before Brazilian courts, but the Judiciary, in general, has not granted liability orders. In a near future, there is a strong possibility that the Brazilian Government itself start to launch a lawsuit order to recover the health care costs paid by the public health care system. There is still not a specific legislation in Brazil regarding liability measures in relation to any injury or adverse health effect caused by tobacco use. However, since the submission of our last report, the Brazilian Government is gathering information about liability actions, in the field of doctrine and jurisprudence, based on national and international law, which may be used with tobacco control purpose. In terms of Brazilian legislation, there are general civil liability provisions that could apply to tobacco control. The Brazilian Civil Code (Law n. 10.406) establishes that who causes damage through an illicit conduct shall repair it. There is such obligation even in the absence of fault, when the activity normally performed by the wrongdoer implies, by its own nature, risks to the rights of another person (article 927). The Brazilian Consumers Code (Law n. 8.078) affirms that consumers have the right to clear and suitable information on products and services, including the correct description of composition and characteristics, as well as the right to protection against the risks caused by abusive and misleading advertisement of products and services (article 6). There are civil liability actions launched by persons before Brazilian courts, but the Judiciary, in general, has not granted liability orders. In a near future, there is a strong possibility that the Brazilian Government itself start to launch a lawsuit order to recover the health care costs paid by the public health care system. WHO Region of the Americas
Brunei Darussalam No change Answer not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Bulgaria No data, nor specific analysis in this specific area No data, nor specific analysis in this specific area Answer not provided WHO European Region
Burkina Faso Des cas nont pas faits dobjet au cours des deux dernières années Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Burundi Le texte de loi révisé contient les articles sur les sanctions et la responsabilité de lindustrie du tabac Report not provided Le texte de loi révisé contient les articles sur les sanctions et la responsabilité de lindustrie du tabac WHO African Region
Cabo Verde There has been no significant progress 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 2012, JTI-Macdonald Corp. (JTI) and Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd. (ITC) each launched constitutional challenges to the Tobacco Products Labelling Regulations (Cigarettes and Little Cigars). They asserted that the increase in size of health warning messages from 50 percent to 75 percent of the packages of tobacco products violates the corporations’ right to freedom of expression under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. No court dates have yet been scheduled. • All Canadian provinces and territories except Yukon have passed legislation to enable the pursuit of health care cost recovery actions against tobacco companies. All ten provinces have now launched actions seeking to recover health care costs from tobacco companies. Canada was named as a third party in three of these actions (i.e., British Columbia, New Brunswick and Ontario). The third party claims against Canada have been struck in the BC case (Supreme Court of Canada decision of 2011) and the New Brunswick case (New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench decision of 2012) while in the Ontario Health Care Cost recovery, the three tobacco companies (JTI, ITC and RHB) discontinued their third party claims against Canada on June 19, 2014, August 28, 2014 and September 24, 2014, respectively. • In the Blais and Létourneau class actions, on November 12, 2012 the Quebec Court of Appeal struck out the defendants (JTI -MacDonald Corp, Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd and Rothmans, Benson & Hedges (‘tobacco companies’)) actions in warranty against Canada. As a result, Canada is no longer a party to the actions that were brought against the tobacco companies on behalf of approximately one million Quebecers suffering from tobacco-related diseases or addicted to nicotine. On June 9, 2015 the Honourable Justice Brian Riordan rendered his final judgement and granted the plaintiffs’ claims in part and awarded damages totaling over $15 billion. On October 27, 2015, the Court of Appeal granted the plaintiffs’ motions for security pending the appeal of the June 9, 2015 decision of Justice Riordan. ITC and RBH were ordered to furnish just under $1 billion in security. The Court of Appeal rendered its decision on the tobacco companies’ appeal. On May 1, 2019, Quebec Court of Appeal upheld the ruling against companies in the Blais Létourneau class actions. • In May of 2019, Canada’s three largest tobacco companies sought protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) to avoid having to pay court-ordered compensation to Quebec smokers in the Blais-Letourneau class-action. In addition to the Blais-Letourneau judgement, the companies are facing an estimated $500 billion in lawsuits from 10 provincial governments (who want to recover the costs of treating tobacco-related diseases), as well as an unquantified sum from other class actions. As of March 2020, the companies have secured protection against all creditors and have all litigation against them suspended until September 2020. The purpose of the CCAA protection period is to allow for the negotiation of a settlement between the companies and all of its creditors. The tobacco industry has also brought multiple challenges to provincial legislation that prohibits the sale of menthol tobacco products. No court decisions have been released yet. In April 2012, JTI-Macdonald Corp. (JTI) and Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd. (ITC) each launched constitutional challenges to the Tobacco Products Labelling Regulations (Cigarettes and Little Cigars). They asserted that the increase in size of health warning messages from 50 percent to 75 percent of the packages of tobacco products violates the corporations’ right to freedom of expression under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. No court dates have yet been scheduled. All Canadian provinces and territories except Yukon have passed legislation to enable the pursuit of health care cost recovery actions against tobacco companies. All ten provinces have now launched actions seeking to recover health care costs from tobacco companies. Canada was named as a third party in three of these actions (i.e., British Columbia, New Brunswick and Ontario). The third party claims against Canada have been struck in the BC case (Supreme Court of Canada decision of 2011) and the New Brunswick case (New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench decision of 2012) while in the Ontario Health Care Cost recovery, the three tobacco companies (JTI, ITC and RHB) discontinued their third party claims against Canada on June 19, 2014, August 28, 2014 and September 24, 2014, respectively. In the Blais and Létourneau class actions, on November 12, 2012 the Quebec Court of Appeal struck out the defendants (JTIMacDonald Corp, Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd and Rothmans, Benson & Hedges (‘tobacco companies’)) actions in warranty against Canada. As a result, Canada is no longer a party to the actions that were brought against the tobacco companies on behalf of approximately one million Quebecers suffering from tobacco-related diseases or addicted to nicotine. On June 9, 2015 the Honourable Justice Brian Riordan rendered his final judgement and granted the plaintiffs’ claims in part and awarded damages totalling over $15 billion. On October 27, 2015, the Court of Appeal granted the plaintiffs’ motions for security pending the appeal of the June 9, 2015 decision of Justice Riordan. ITC and RBH were ordered to furnish just under $1 billion in security. The Court of Appeal has not rendered its decision on the tobacco companies’ appeal. The tobacco industry has also brought multiple challenges to provincial legislation that prohibits the sale of menthol tobacco products. No court decisions have been released yet. In April 2012, JTI-Macdonald Corp. (JTI) and Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd. (ITC) each launched constitutional challenges to the Tobacco Products Labelling Regulations (Cigarettes and Little Cigars). They asserted that the increase in size of health warning messages from 50 percent to 75 percent of the packages of tobacco products violates the corporations’ right to freedom of expression under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The companies may file additional fact affidavits in the future. The hearing of the challenges is currently set to take place over three days in early 2017. All Canadian provinces and territories except Yukon have passed legislation to enable the pursuit of health care cost recovery actions against tobacco companies. All ten provinces have now launched actions seeking to recover health care costs from tobacco companies. Canada was named as a third party in three of these actions (i.e., British Columbia, New Brunswick and Ontario). The third party claims against Canada have been struck in the BC case (Supreme Court of Canada decision of 2011) and the New Brunswick case (New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench decision of 2012) while in the Ontario Health Care Cost recovery, the three tobacco companies discontinued their third party claims against Canada on September 24, 2014. In the Blais and Létourneau class actions, the Quebec Court of Appeal struck out the tobacco companies actions in warranty against Canada in November 2012. As a result, Canada is no longer a party to the actions that were brought against JTI-MacDonald Corp, Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd and Rothmans, Benson & Hedges on behalf of approximately one million Quebecers suffering from tobacco-related diseases or addicted to nicotine. On June 9, 2015 the trial judge granted the plaintiffs’ claims in part and awarded damages totalling over $15 billion. On October 27, 2015, the Court of Appeal granted the plaintiffs’ motions for security pending the appeal of the Superior Court’s decision of June 9. ITC and RBH were ordered to furnish just under $1 billion in security. WHO Region of the Americas
Central African Republic Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Chad En matière de responsabilité pénale en cas de violation de la loi , le chapitre VII de la loi 10 a prevu. Concernant des dispositions générales en matière de responsabilité civile qui pourraient s’appliquer à la lutte antitabac , l’article 1382 du Code civil qui dispose que « Tout fait quelconque de l’Homme qui cause un dommage à autrui, oblige celui par la faute duquel il est arrivé à le réparer. ». Ce meme article 1382 A PREVU santé et/ou le remboursement des frais médicaux, sociaux ou autres frais connexes. Pour les remboursement total ou partiel des frais médicaux, sociaux et autres frais connexes liés à la consommation de tabac sur votre territoire, L’article 25 de la Loi antitabac dispose qu’en cas de condamnation pour la violation des mentions sanitaires obligatoires, le tribunal peut prendre ut ou partie des mesures suivantes : - L’indemnisation de tout ou partie, des frais exposés pour la prise des mesures, en son nom, découlant des frais qui ont mené à la déclaration de culpabilité ; - Le versement d’une somme d’argent destinée à permettre les recherches sur les produits du tabac qu’il estime indiqués, après avis des experts. En matière de responsabilité pénale en cas de violation de la loi , le chapitre VII de la loi 10 a prevu. Concernant des dispositions générales en matière de responsabilité civile qui pourraient s’appliquer à la lutte antitabac , l’article 1382 du Code civil qui dispose que « Tout fait quelconque de l’Homme qui cause un dommage à autrui, oblige celui par la faute duquel il est arrivé à le réparer. ». Ce meme article 1382 A PREVU santé et/ou le remboursement des frais médicaux, sociaux ou autres frais connexes. Pour les remboursement total ou partiel des frais médicaux, sociaux et autres frais connexes liés à la consommation de tabac sur votre territoire, L’article 25 de la Loi antitabac dispose qu’en cas de condamnation pour la violation des mentions sanitaires obligatoires, le tribunal peut prendre ut ou partie des mesures suivantes : - L’indemnisation de tout ou partie, des frais exposés pour la prise des mesures, en son nom, découlant des frais qui ont mené à la déclaration de culpabilité ; - Le versement d’une somme d’argent destinée à permettre les recherches sur les produits du tabac qu’il estime indiqués, après avis des experts. Report not provided WHO African Region
Chile La ley 19.419 en su artículo 16 y el Decreto 828 que establece normas del cultivo, exportación, importación, comercialización e impuestos del tabaco establecen sanciones civiles por infracción a la ley de tabaco. La ley 19.419 en su artículo 16 y el Decreto 828 que establece normas del cultivo, exportación, importación, comercialización e impuestos del tabaco establecen sanciones civiles por infracción a la ley de tabaco. La ley 19.419 en su artículo 16 y el Decreto 828 que establece normas del cultivo, exportación, importación, comercialización e impuestos del tabaco establecen sanciones civiles por infracción a la ley de tabaco. WHO Region of the Americas
China Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Colombia Sin avances 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 no change since the last report no change since the last report Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Costa Rica - La Ley 9028 establece medidas de responsabilidad civil de acuerdo a las competencias de los involucrados: Infracciones se aplicara el procedimiento sumario establecido en el capítulo segundo del título sexto de la Ley General de Administración Pública. Ministerio de Salud. Tributos (impuesto). Código de normas y procedimientos tributarios Ministerio de Hacienda. Aduaneros corresponde al Servicio Nacional de aduanas se aplicara los procedimientos administrativos, legalmente establecidos por la norma aduanera vigente. Además, existe legislación que prohíbe el trabajo de los menores de edad lo cual coadyuva en el control del tabaco. Asimismo, es aplicable la ley para la mejora en la Lucha contra el Contrabando Ley 9328. La Ley 9028 establece medidas de responsabilidad civil de acuerdo a las competencias de los involucrados: Infracciones se aplicara el procedimiento sumario establecido en el capítulo segundo del título sexto de la Ley General de Administración Pública. Ministerio de Salud Tributos (impuesto). Código de normas y procedimientos tributarios MH. Aduaneros corresponde al Servicio Nacional de aduanas se aplicara los procedimientos administrativos, legalmente establecidos por la norma aduanera vigente. Además existe legislación que prohíbe el trabajo de los menores de edad lo cual coadyuva en el control del tabaco Asimismo es aplicable la ley para la mejora en la Lucha contra el Contrabando Ley 9328. WHO Region of the Americas
Côte d'Ivoire Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Croatia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Cyprus no progress no progress no progress WHO European Region
Czech Republic A significant improvement in prosecuting capabilities was introduced by the act No. 418/2011 Coll. – On Criminal Liability of Legal Persons. This law has substantially changed the basics of criminal liability in the Czech Republic by introducing liability of legal persons for criminal offences. This Act was amended by the Act No. 183/2016 Coll. with effect since 1 December 2016. The amendment introduced a change in the existing concept of determination of criminal offences in the Section 7 - the original positive list of offences that a legal person may commit was replaced by a negative list of offences whose commission cannot be attributed to a legal person. Thus, the Act now covers a wider range of serious offensive behaviour, thereby extending the scope of criminal liability of legal persons. In principle, this concept excludes criminal liability of legal persons only in cases where due to the nature of the matter it cannot be presumed that a criminal offence was committed by a legal person. Criminal offences for which legal persons may be held criminally liable include newly all offences that may be related to tobacco control within the meaning of the Framework Convention. According to this regulation, a legal person can thus commit criminal offences pursuant to Sections 156, 157, 272 and 273 of the Criminal Code (see also information below). A significant improvement in prosecuting capabilities was introduced by the act No. 418/2011 Coll. – On Criminal Liability of Legal Persons. This law has substantially changed the basics of criminal liability in the Czech Republic by introducing liability of legal persons for criminal offences. A significant improvement in prosecuting capabilities was introduced by the act No. 418/2011 Coll. – On Criminal Liability of Legal Persons. This law has substantially changed the basics of criminal liability in the Czech Republic by introducing liability of legal persons for enumerated criminal offences. An amendment of the Act No. 418/2011 Coll., on Criminal Liability of Legal Persons, has been submitted to the Parliament of the Czech Republic in September 2014. It has been approved by its House of Representatives in March 2016 and is currently being considered by the Senate. The amendment intends to enlarge the scope of crimes for which the legal persons should be liable. WHO European Region
Democratic People's Republic of Korea Article 36 and 37 of National Tobacco Control Law articulates the administrative and legal liability for compliance of the tobacco control law. Organizations, institutions or individuals who fail to comply with the national tobacco control law are subject to relevant administrative and criminal liability in accordance with the relevant provisions of the law. Monitoring and supervision is strengthened by peoples security offices for production, import/export or sale of tobacco products and smoking discipline. Multi-sectoral workshops are conducted to raise awareness and strengthen implementation and compliance of tobacco control law. Some articles of Law on Tobacco Control was revised and replenished on 20 Nov 2012 and therefore, the issue on responsibility was supplemented. Report not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Democratic Republic of the Congo Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Denmark Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided 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 Acorde a lo previsto en el artículo 19 del “Convenio Marco de la OMS para el Control del Tabaco”, respecto a la adopción de medidas legislativas en cuanto a responsabilidad penal y civil con fines de control del tabaco, en los últimos dos años la legislación ecuatoriana no ha previsto disposición alguna al respecto. Durante los años 2016 y 2017, el Ministerio de Salud Pública en su calidad de Autoridad Sanitaria Nacional ha trabajado coordinadamente con la Asamblea Nacional en la expedición del Código Orgánico de la Salud, cuerpo legal cuyas disposiciones establecerán un nuevo régimen legal que permita el ejercicio del derecho a la salud. Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Egypt بعض قوانين مكافحة التبغ تنص علي غرامات و عقوبات لمخالفي القانون بعض قوانين مكافحة التبغ تنص علي غرامات و عقوبات لمخالفي القانون بعض قوانين مكافحة التبغ تنص علي غرامات و عقوبات لمخالفي القانون WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
El Salvador Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Equatorial Guinea NO EXISTE UNA REGLAMENTACION NO EXISTE UNA REGLAMENTACION NO EXISTE UNA REGLAMENTACION WHO African Region
Estonia No changes since the last report. No changes since the last report. No changes since the last report. 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 Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Fiji No progress has been made. Report not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Finland Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
France Pas de nouvelles dispositions concernant la responsabilité Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Gabon Outre ce que prévoit la loi N°006/2013 du 21 août 2013 portant instauration des mesures en faveur de la lutte antitabac en République Gabonaise, aucun autre progrès na été signalé dans ce domaine Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Gambia Tobacco Control Act, 2016 has been enacted and is in force since December 2018. This is covered in the Act. The New tobacco control bill addresses most of the liability issues mentioned above but its still a draft thats why the answer No is given The New tobacco control bill addresses most of the liability issues mentioned above but its still a draft thats why the answer No is given WHO African Region
Georgia Earmarking option is included in the national strategy for 2020-2025. Policy option will be prepared and presented to the relevant stakeholders during 2020. The question in C422 implies that outside of the tobacco control legislation, we have separate criminal liability provisions in relation to tobacco control. In particular, the Criminal Code of Georgia provides (And it was provided before the new law on tobacco control was adopted in Georgia) criminal liability for the release, storage, sale or transportation of excisable goods without excise stamps. No other updates available. 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 A transministerial committee was established by the Ministry of Health under the chair of Prof.Behrakis. the main goal of the committee was to make a recommendation on the ratification of the FCTC Protocol for tobacco illicit trade. the committee concluded that the above ratification should take place urgently. in the final report of the committee a series of legislative, administrative and other measures necessary for the implementation of the protocol were proposed in a legally expressed format. Greek government is expected to take action for the ratification of the protocol soon. A transministerial committee was established by the Ministry of Health under the chair of Prof.Behrakis. the main goal of the committee was to make a recommendation on the ratification of the FCTC Protocol for tobacco illicit trade. the committee concluded that the above ratification should take place urgently. in the final report of the committee a series of legislative, administrative and other measures necessary for the implementation of the protocol were proposed in a legally expressed format. Greek government is expected to take action for the ratification of the protocol soon. A transministerial committee was established by the Ministry of Health under the chair of Prof.Behrakis. the main goal of the committee was to make a recommendation on the ratification of the FCTC Protocol for tobacco illicit trade. the committee concluded that the above ratification should take place urgently. in the final report of the committee a series of legislative, administrative and other measures necessary for the implementation of the protocol were proposed in a legally expressed format. Greek government is expected to take action for the ratification of the protocol soon. WHO European Region
Grenada The draft comprehensive tobacco control legislation which is still before the legal authority for approval contains criminal liability for any violations The draft comprehensive tobacco control legislation which is still before the legal authority for approval contains criminal liability for any violations The draft comprehensive tobacco control legislation which is still before the legal authority for approval contains criminal liability for any violations WHO Region of the Americas
Guatemala Ninguno. Ninguno. Ninguno. 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 En los dos últimos años desde 2018na la fecha el IHADFA ha dado seguimiento a la disposición del Artículo 19 del CMCT de la OMS referente a la responsabilidad de la industria tabacalera en relación a demanda civil y/o penal incoada por persona natural o jurídica referente a daños y perjuicios en relación con cualquier efecto adverso para salud causado por el consumo de tabaco. En los dos últimos años el IHADFA ha dado seguimiento a la disposición del Artículo 19 del CMCT de la OMS referente a la responsabilidad de la industria tabacalera en relación a demanda civil y/o penal incoada por persona natural o jurídica referente a daños y perjuicios en relación con cualquier efecto adverso para salud causado por el consumo de tabaco. En los dos últimos años el IHADFA ha dado seguimiento a la disposición del Artículo 19 del CMCT de la OMS referente a la responsabilidad de la industria tabacalera en relación a demanda civil y/o penal incoada por persona natural o jurídica referente a daños y perjuicios en relación con cualquier efecto adverso para salud causado por el consumo de tabaco. WHO Region of the Americas
Hungary No further steps have been made in the implementation of Article 19 in the reporting period. No further steps have been made in the implementation of Article 19 in the reporting period. No further steps have been made in the implementation of Article 19 in the reporting period. WHO European Region
Iceland no new laws or legislation. no new laws or legislation. Answer not provided WHO European Region
India India is a member of the Expert Group on Article 19 of the WHO FCTC and actively participated in the meeting India is a member of the Expert Group on Article 19 of the WHO FCTC and actively participated in the meeting India is a member of the Expert Group on Article 19 of the WHO FCTC and actively participated in the meeting WHO South-East Asia Region
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Under the Civil Liability Act of 1339 (1960), any person may be liable to compensation for his / her financial, life and health caused by intentional or unconscious acts of others. This law allows for damages in the event of injuries to the body and the health of individuals and compensates for the defect or reduction of body organs, as well as the increase of living expenses. Compensation can be sustained. It is also possible to receive compensation for death damage and gradual death, the cost of treatment and the damage caused by the loss of working power during illness. (No progress has been made) Under the Civil Liability Act of 1339 (1960), any person may be liable to compensation for his / her financial, life and health caused by intentional or unconscious acts of others. This law allows for damages in the event of injuries to the body and the health of individuals and compensates for the defect or reduction of body organs, as well as the increase of living expenses. Compensation can be sustained. It is also possible to receive compensation for death damage and gradual death, the cost of treatment and the damage caused by the loss of working power during illness. Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Iraq The ministry of finance ( customs General Authority) adopted a separate criminal liability provisions, civil liability measures in relation to tobacco control. 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 The industry can be held liable for breaches of the Tobacco Control Regulations as it relates to Articles 8, 9, 10 and 11. Penalties are also stipulated in relation to Individuals who breach the provisions of the Regulations. However, this Article will be treated with comprehensively under the impending comprehensive tobacco control legislation. The industry can be held liable for breaches of the Tobacco Control Regulations as it relates to Articles 8, 9, 10 and 11. However, this Article will be treated with comprehensively under the impending comprehensive tobacco control legislation. The amendments to the Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations does not allow for criminal sanctions to apply to individuals found in breach of the legislation.However penalties/fines will be applied. Criminal liability provisions remain respect of the industry or a corporate body involved in the import, export, sale or distribution of tobacco products. WHO Region of the Americas
Japan Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Jordan no action has been taken up to date Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Kazakhstan Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Kenya The law requires tobacco industry to pay an annual solatium fee of 2% of the value of tobacco products. The law requires tobacco industry to pay an annual solatium fee of 2% of the value of tobacco products. The law requires tobacco industry to pay an annual solatium fee of 2% of the value of tobacco products. WHO African Region
Kiribati As mentioned above such activities has not existed in Kiribati,however,if it happens the Tobacco Act (2013) has a provision for such activity to be implemented. As mentioned above such activities has not existed in Kiribati,however,if it happens the Tobacco Act (2013) has a provision for such activity to be implemented. As mentioned above such activities has not existed in Kiribati,however,if it happens the Tobacco Act (2013) has a provision for such activity to be implemented. WHO Western Pacific Region
Kuwait لم يتم التقدم باي مطالبة قانونية في شأن المسئولية القانونية الجنائية والجزائية في دولة الكويت Answer not provided Answer not provided 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 Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided 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 The tobacco industry does not have presence in Liberia, neither does it have direct influence there. The tobacco industry does not have presence in Liberia, neither does it have direct influence there. The tobacco industry does not have presence in Liberia, neither does it have direct influence there. WHO African Region
Libya لم يصدر بعد قانون المُعد بخصوص مكافحة التدخين ولا يمكن قيام المسؤولية بدون نص قانوني وان نصوص العقاب تم اسنادها لقانون العقزبات العام لم يصدر بعد قانون المُعد بخصوص مكافحة التدخين ولا يمكن قيام المسؤولية بدون نص قانوني وان نصوص العقاب تم اسنادها لقانون العقزبات العام لم يصدر بعد قانون المُعد بخصوص مكافحة التدخين ولا يمكن قيام المسؤولية بدون نص قانوني وان نصوص العقاب تم اسنادها لقانون العقزبات العام WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Lithuania No changes Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Luxembourg Nous avons introduit linterdiction de toute forme de vente à distance des produits du tabac, depuis et vers le Luxembourg (Art.9.) http://www.legilux.lu/eli/etat/leg/loi/2018/08/21/a777/jo Answer not provided Answer not provided 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 Les législations sont élaborées ,adoptées avec des décrets dapplication mais ne sont pas appliquées Les législations sont élaborées ,adoptées avec des décrets dapplication mais ne sont pas appliquées Les législations sont élaborées adopté avec des décret dapplication mais ne sont pas appliquées WHO African Region
Malta No case law but compensation falls under civil law. No case law but compensation falls under civil law. No case law but compensation falls under civil law. WHO European Region
Marshall Islands Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Mauritania -Le projet de loi antitabac qui attend ladoption au parlement prévoit des mesures de responsabilité pénales en cas de préjudices avéré -Le projet de loi antitabac qui attend ladoption au parlement prévoit des mesures de responsabilité pénales en cas de préjudices avéré - WHO African Region
Mauritius NONE NOT APPLICABLE Answer not provided WHO African Region
Mexico Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Micronesia (Federated States of) NA NA NA WHO Western Pacific Region
Mongolia In case of the violation of the legislation on Tobacco Control, Governors of the soum, district, bag, khoroo and an authorized police officer and state inspector, shall impose the administrative penalties on the guilty person for the offense, if the offencs is not punishable under the Penal Code. In case of the violation of the legislation on Tobacco Control, Governors of the soum, district, bag, khoroo and an authorized police officer and state inspector, shall impose the administrative penalties on the guilty person for the offense, if the offencs is not punishable under the Penal Code. Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Montenegro Tobacco Law and Law on Restriction of Tobacco Use treat criminal liability in a field of tobacco control Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Myanmar The Section 8 of the National Tobacco Control Law defines the offences and penalties. The Section 8 of the National Tobacco Control Law defines the offences and penalties. The Section 8 of the National Tobacco Control Law defines the offences and penalties. 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 In 2016, various parties, including dozens of health organizations, attempted to enforce criminal charges against tobacco producers (our government was not involved). In February 2018 the Dutch Public Prosecution Service decided not to consider it a criminal case and decided not to prosecute, because successful criminal prosecution of the tobacco producers would not be feasible. The parties subsequently started a procedure at the Dutch Court of Justice to compel the Public Prosecution Service to prosecute four major tobacco producers. The Court of Justice delivered its decision on December 6, 2018. There are no indications that tobacco producers have not acted in accordance with the Tobacco Products Directive or national regulations. According to the court, the addition of additives and the existence and operation of the ventilation holes are known to the regulators and are accepted in the current system and there is no question of a manipulated or “cheating cigarette”. The Public Prosecution Services decision not to prosecute is therefore well founded. Finally, the Court holds that the ultimate goal of the complainants, namely the elimination of cigarettes and the creation of a smoke-free generation - no matter how socially relevant that aim is - cannot be achieved through criminal law. It is up to the legislator to do this. Such far-reaching measures against tobacco producers can only be decided by the (European) regulator. (ECLI:NL:GHDHA:2018:3335) There has not been any liability cases against the Tobacco industry. Only legal procedures between the government and the industry about measures and fines. There has not been any liability cases against the Tobacco industry. Only legal procedures between the government and the industry about measures and fines. WHO European Region
New Zealand Legislation relating to tobacco control is principally contained in the Smoke-free Environments Act 1990. Some generic legislation impinges on tobacco control, for example, the Fair Trading Act 1986 (prevents the use of misleading terms), Health and Safety Act (second-hand smoke is recognised as a hazard in the workplace), Medicines Act 1981 (recognises nicotine as a toxic substance, registers medicines including smoking cessation aids or food legislation (prevents the adding of nicotine in food)). Legislation relating to tobacco control is principally contained in the Smoke-free Environments Act 1990. Some generic legislation impinges on tobacco control, for example, the Fair Trading Act 1986 (prevents the use of misleading terms), Health and Safety Act (second-hand smoke is recognised as a hazard in the workplace), Medicines Act 1981 (recognises nicotine as a toxic substance, registers medicines including smoking cessation aids or food legislation (prevents the adding of nicotine in food)). Legislation relating to tobacco control is principally contained in the Smoke-free Environments Act 1990. Some generic legislation impinges on tobacco control, for example, the Fair Trading Act 1986 (prevents the use of misleading terms), Health and Safety Act (second-hand smoke is recognised as a hazard in the workplace), Medicines Act 1981 (recognises nicotine as a toxic substance, registers medicines including smoking cessation aids or food legislation (prevents the adding of nicotine in food). There have been several amendments to the Smoke-free Environments Act with the latest in 2011: http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2011/0053/latest/DLM3418508.html . 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 Civil Society Organisations and few States in Nigeria have pending criminal and civil liability suits against tobacco company in Nigeria. There is no yet suit by the Federal Government Answer not provided 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 يوجد لا يوجد لا يوجد WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Pakistan Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Palau No changes since last report No changes since last report No changes since last report WHO Western Pacific Region
Panama En el año 1998 la República de Panamá demandó a la Industria Tabacalera por los costos incurridos por el Estado para atender a los pacientes cuyas afecciones estaban relacionadas con el consumo de tabaco. Dicha demanda se presentó en la Corte de los Estados Unidos. No se tiene ningún fallo al respecto. Recientemente, se ha incluido en la Ley 34 de 2015 una modificación del Código Penal que tipifica los delitos de comercio ilícito de los productos de tabaco como delitos penales. En el año 1998 la República de Panamá demandó a la Industria Tabacalera por los costos incurridos por el Estado para atender a los pacientes cuyas afecciones estaban relacionadas con el consumo de tabaco. Dicha demanda se presentó en la Corte de los Estados Unidos. No se tiene ningún fallo al respecto. Recientemente, se ha incluido en la Ley 34 de 2015 una modificación del Código Penal que tipifica los delitos de comercio ilícito de los productos de tabaco como delitos penales. En el año 1998 la República de Panamá demandó a la Industria Tabacalera por los costos incurridos por el Estado para atender a los pacientes cuyas afecciones estaban relacionadas con el consumo de tabaco. Dicha demanda se presentó en la Corte de los Estados Unidos. No se tiene ningún fallo al respecto. Recientemente, se ha incluido en la Ley 34 de 2015 una modificación del Código Penal que tipifica los delitos de comercio ilícito de los productos de tabaco como delitos penales. WHO Region of the Americas
Papua New Guinea This requires a data base on this area to be able to monitor. At least evidence to challenge this. This requires a data base on this area to be able to monitor. At least evidence to challenge this. This is not considered WHO Western Pacific Region
Paraguay NInguno NInguno NInguno WHO Region of the Americas
Peru Answer not provided No existe avances legislativos aprobados; sin embargo se ha puesto en discusión del Pleno del Congreso de la República modificar la ley de tabaco, prohibición la publicidad total y ampliar los ambientes libres sin humo de tabaco. No existe avances legislativos aprobados; sin embargo se ha puedo en discusión del Pleno del Congreso de la República modificar la ley de tabaco, prohibición la publicidad total y ampliar los ambientes libres sin humo de tabaco. WHO Region of the Americas
Philippines On emerging and novel tobacco products, liability can be incurred by the TI for violations against regulations specifically laid down by the FDA. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Poland No changes from last report. In 2016 there was change in or national lor with is connect with "liability": Article 12 and Article 12a are given the following wording: “Article 12. Anyone who: 1) advertises or promotes a product in violation of the regulations under Article 8(1), 2) sponsors sports, cultural, educational, health and socio-political activities in violation of the regulations under Article 8(2), 3) displays at a retail outlet objects which imitate tobacco product, electronic cigarette or refill container packaging in violation of the regulations under Article 8(3), 4) places on unit packets or on the outside packaging of tobacco products any elements or features which suggest economic benefits, referred to in Article 8(5), 5) manufactures or places on the market tobacco for oral use, 6) manufactures or imports with the purpose of marketing tobacco products in packaging that does not contain a health warning or contains a health warning in violation of the regulations under Articles 9–9f, 7) places on the market tobacco products in packaging that does not contain a health warning in Polish, 8) manufactures or imports tobacco products, whose maximum emission levels for tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke exceeds the value, referred to in Article 10(1) and (2) shall be subject to a fine of up to PLN 200 000 or shall be sentenced to prison, or shall receive both of these punishments together. Article 12a. Anyone who places on unit packets or on outside packaging or on a tobacco product any elements or features, referred to in Article 8(4) shall be subject to a fine of up to PLN 200 000 or shall be sentenced to prison, or shall receive both of these punishments together.”; 21) after Article 12b, Article 12c is added, which reads as follows: “Article 12c. Anyone who: 1) manufactures or imports with the purpose of marketing tobacco products whose unit packets fail to meet the requirements defined in Article 6a, 2) manufactures or imports with the purpose of marketing tobacco products in violation of the prohibitions, referred to in Article 7c(1), (3) or (4), 3) manufactures or imports with the purpose of marketing tobacco products that contain additives defined in the provisions issued under Article 7d(6) or (10), 4) manufactures or imports with the purpose of marketing tobacco products whose level of additives exceeds the values defined in the provisions, referred to in Article 7d(7), 5) fails to comply with the bans on distance selling, referred to in Article 7f, 6) makes available for the first time for further selling or makes available for the first time with the purpose of placing on the market unit packets of tobacco products that are not marked with a printed, indelible or permanent unique identifier, referred to in Article 10a(1), 7) fails to meet the obligations, referred to in Article 10a(6), (7) or (9) or Article 10b(1), 8) makes available for the first time for further selling or makes available for the first time with the purpose of placing on the market a novel tobacco product without the permit, referred to in Article 11a(1), 9) makes available for the first time for further selling or makes available for the first time with the purpose of placing on the market electronic cigarettes and refill containers, and fails to meet the obligation to notify, referred to in Article 11b(1) and (9), 10) manufactures or imports with the purpose of placing on the market electronic cigarettes or refill containers, which do not meet the requirements, referred to in Article 11c(1–11), 11) fails to adhere to the instructions or prohibitions, referred to in Article 11f(1) and (3)(2) or (5) shall be subject to a fine of up to PLN 200 000 or shall be sentenced to prison, or shall receive both of these punishments together.”; in Article 13, the following wording is given to paragraphs 1 and 2: “1. Anyone who: 1) places on the market tobacco products, electronic cigarettes or refill containers, or fails to include information on the prohibition to sell them, in violation of the provisions under Article 6(1), (2)–(5), 2) being the owner or manager of a facility or means of transport, in violation of the provisions under Article 5(1a), fails to include information on the prohibition to smoke shall be subject to a fine of up to PLN 2 000. 2. Anyone who smokes tobacco products, novel tobacco products or electronic cigarettes in violation of the provisions under Article 5 shall be subject to a fine of up to PLN 500”; “Article 15a. 1. A fine of between PLN 1 000 and PLN 100 000 shall be paid by entities that: 1) fail to meet the obligations, referred to in Article 8a(1), (2) and (6); 2) fail to perform the inspections defined under Article 8aa(2); 3) fails to submit or fails to submit on time the report, referred to in Article 8aa(5); 4) fails to submit or fails to submit on time the new or updated information on analyses, inspections and other information, referred to in Article 11a(4); 5) fails to submit or fails to submit on time the report, referred to in Article 11d(1); 6) fails to meet the obligations, referred to in Article 11e; 7) fails to submit or fails to submit on time the list of ingredients, referred to in Article 11h(1) and (2); Answer not provided WHO European Region
Portugal no data available no data available Answer not provided WHO European Region
Qatar Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Republic of Korea * The National Health Insurance Service filed a lawsuit against three domestic and foreign tobacco manufacturing companies ― KT&G, British American Tobacco and Philip Morris ― in April of 2014, and 13th court hearing had been made as of Feb. 2020. - Tobacco litigation consists of five issues: 1) the possibility of the NHISs direct claim for the damages against tobacco companies; 2) the causality between smoking and lung cancer; 3) product liability of tobacco companies; 4) tort liability, and 5) the range of the amount of damages. - Through the 12th open court hearings, there was a fierce confrontation between the NHIS and the tobacco companies on the three issues, including the possibility of the NHISs direct claim for the damages against tobacco companies, smoking and lung cancer, and product liability of tobacco companies. - After the 13th court hearing, NHIS has investigated and submitted the factors effecting on the incidence of lung cancer for each subject and now they prepare for the 14th court hearing. The National Health Insurance Service filed a lawsuit against three domestic and foreign tobacco manufacturing companies ― KT&G, British American Tobacco and Philip Morris ― in April of 2014, and 12th court hearing had been made as of Feb. 2018. Tobacco litigation consists of five issues: 1) the possibility of the NHISs direct claim for the damages against tobacco companies; 2) the causality between smoking and lung cancer; 3) product liability of tobacco companies; 4) tort liability, and 5) the range of the amount of damages. Through the 12th open court hearings, there was a fierce confrontation between the NHIS and the tobacco companies on the three issues, including the possibility of the NHISs direct claim for the damages against tobacco companies, smoking and lung cancer, and product liability of tobacco companies. The National Health Insurance Service filed a lawsuit against three domestic and foreign tobacco manufacturing companies ― KT&G, British American Tobacco and Philip Morris ― in April of 2014, emphasizing the importance of Article 19(Liability) and seeking damages of 53.7 billion KRW for compensation over tobacco-related diseases including lung cancer. Currently (as of April 2016), the trial is in its 8th defence proceedings. WHO Western Pacific Region
Republic of Moldova The Parliament of Republic of Moldova adopted in May 2015 the New Law # 124, which amend Tobacco control Law #278 and entered into force in September 2015, which contain provisions of adoption of appropriate administrative measures which are also specified in the Code of Administrative Penalties, which entered into force at the same date. Also were amended the Law on health Insurance with provisions that provide for compensation for adverse health effects and/or for reimbursement of medical, social or other relevant costs. The Parliament of republic of Moldova adopted in May 2015 the New Law # 124, which amend Tobacco control Law #278 and entered into force in September 2015, which contain provisions of adoption of appropriate administrative measures which are also specified in the Code of Administrative Penalties, which entered into force at the same date. Also were amended the Law on health Insurance with provisions that provide for compensation for adverse health effects and/or for reimbursement of medical, social or other relevant costs. The Parliament of republic of Moldova adopted in May 2015 the New Law # 124, which amend Tobacco control Law #278 and entered into force in September 2015, which contain provisions of adoption of appropriate administrative measures which are also specified in the Code of Administrative Penalties, which entered into force at the same date. Also were amended the Law on health Insurance with provisions that provide for compensation for adverse health effects and/or for reimbursement of medical, social or other relevant costs. WHO European Region
Romania Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Russian Federation Answer not provided Report not provided В соответствии с Федеральным законом от 31.12.2014 N 530-ФЗ, внесены изменения в статью 171.1 Уголовного кодекса Российской Федерации, предусматривающие усиление санкций за производство, приобретение, хранение, перевозка или сбыт товаров и продукции без маркировки и (или) нанесения информации, предусмотренной законодательством Российской Федерации, в том числе табачной продукции без акцизных (специальных) марок. в крупных и особо крупных размеров, а также снижение порогового уровня крупного ущерба государству, с 1,5 млн рублей до 100 тыс. рублей. Кроме того, в соответствии с Федеральным законом от 31.12.2014 N 530-ФЗ, внесены изменения в статью 171.1 Уголовного кодекса Российской Федерации, предусматривающие усиление санкций за производство, приобретение, хранение, перевозка или сбыт товаров и продукции без маркировки и (или) нанесения информации, предусмотренной законодательством Российской Федерации, в том числе табачной продукции без акцизных (специальных) марок. в крупных и особо крупных размеров, а также снижение порогового уровня крупного ущерба государству, с 1,5 млн рублей до 100 тыс. рублей. 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 The Regulations for the Public Health (Smoking Control) Amendment, 2019 are at an advanced stage before the Attorney Generals Chambers and will provide detail of liability for offenses against this Act. 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 No tobacco growing or manufactoring in San Marino. No tobacco growing or manufactoring in San Marino. No tobacco growing or manufactoring in San Marino. 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 Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Serbia No progress have been made since the last report in 2018. No progress have been made since the last report in 2016. No progress have been made since the last report in 2014. WHO European Region
Seychelles Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Sierra Leone No activities have been implemented in relation to this Article in Sierra Leone. There are also no policy or legislative measures related to this article. No activities have been implemented in relation to this Article in Sierra Leone. There are also no policy or legislative measures related to this article. 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 Not much has been happening in this space in the past two years. Not much has been happening in this space in the past two years. Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
South Africa Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Spain Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Sri Lanka Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Sudan تم وضع سياسة للتعامل مع مصانع التبغ به عقوبات لايوجد تقدم محرز 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 Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Tajikistan Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Thailand Answer not provided 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 Remains the same as in the last Report. Remains the same as in the last Report 2016. Remains the same as in the last Report 2014. WHO Western Pacific Region
Trinidad and Tobago No progress to report in this area since submission of the last report. No progress has been made in the last two years. No progress has been made in the last two years. WHO Region of the Americas
Tunisia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Turkey Based on the last review on the Law No. 4207, some amendments have been made on 11.09.2014 by Article 111 of Law No. 6552. By these amendments paragraph regulations are made regarding to penalty sanctions in the paragraphs 4 and 14 of Article 5 of Law No. 4207. 3.4.2.1; provisions of penalty/penalty sanctions are regulated by Article 5 of Law No. 4207 3.4.2.2; Article 194, titled “Supply of harmful substances” of Turkish Criminal Code Law No. 5237 contains the provision, “Any person who supplies or delivers substances to children, persons suffering from mental illness or others using evaporative substances, or presents such products to consumption risking others’ life, is punished to imprisonment from six months to one year.”According to this article, abolished Institution TAPDK interferes in the court cases regarding supply / sale of tobacco products to any person younger than 18 years of age. 3.4.2.5; In accordance to the responsibility and causality principles of the Turkish Code of Obligations, compensation and responsibility of the matters which are specified in the mentioned article can be proceeded. Based on the last review on the Law No. 4207, some amendments have been made on 11.09.2014 by Article 111 of Law No. 6552. By these amendments paragraph regulations are made regarding to penalty sanctions in the paragraphs 4 and 14 of Article 5 of Law No. 4207. 3.4.2.1; provisions of penalty/penalty sanctions are regulated by Article 5 of Law No. 4207 3.4.2.2; Article 194, titled “Supply of harmful substances” of Turkish Criminal Code Law No. 5237 contains the provision, “Any person who supplies or delivers substances to children, persons suffering from mental illness or others using evaporative substances, or presents such products to consumption risking others’ life, is punished to imprisonment from six months to one year.”According to this article, TAPDK interferes in the court cases regarding supply / sale of tobacco products to any person younger than 18 years of age. 3.4.2.5; In accordance to the responsibility and causality principles of the Turkish Code of Obligations, compensation and responsibility of the matters which are specified in the mentioned article can be proceeded. Based on the last review on the Law No. 4207, some amendments have been made on 11.09.2014 by Article 111 of Law No. 6552. By these amendments paragraph regulations are made regarding to penalty sanctions in the paragraphs 4 and 14 of Article 5 of Law No. 4207. 3.4.2.1; provisions of penalty/penalty sanctions are regulated by Article 5 of Law No. 4207 3.4.2.2; Article 194, titled “Supply of harmful substances” of Turkish Criminal Code Law No. 5237 contains the provision, “Any person who supplies or delivers substances to children, persons suffering from mental illness or others using evaporative substances, or presents such products to consumption risking others’ life, is punished to imprisonment from six months to one year.”According to this article, TAPDK interferes in the court cases regarding supply / sale of tobacco products to any person younger than 18 years of age. 3.4.2.5; In accordance to the responsibility and causality principles of the Turkish Code of Obligations, compensation and responsibility of the matters which are specified in the mentioned article can be proceeded. WHO European Region
Turkmenistan За последние годы ужесточены административные наказания за нарушение закона о запрете курения в общественных местах. За последние годы ужесточены административные наказания за нарушение закона о запрете курения в общественных местах. Также сейчас обсуждаются вопросы об увеличению мест, свободных от табака 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 Answer not provided 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 Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Uzbekistan Report not provided Report not provided За последние два года прогресс отсутствует WHO European Region
Vanuatu Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Venezuela Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Viet Nam none none Answer not provided 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 Partially implemented as evidenced by the responses above Partially implemented as evidenced by the responses above Answer not provided WHO African Region
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