regulations

					Tobacco: The Smoker’s Gun
              A tool for trainers




   Ministry of Health and Quality of Life, Mauritius
  (Health Information, Education and Communication Unit)
                 Tel: 212 3222 , 211 2884
    Public Health Response

 Public Health (Restrictions on
Tobacco Products) Regulations
2008.
Public Health (Restrictions on Tobacco Products)
                Regulations 2008:

                 Main provisions:
    •   Create no-smoking places
    •   Ban advertisement, promotion and
        sponsorship
    •   Reduce access to tobacco products
    •   Control illicit trade
    •   Control packaging and labeling
    •   Penalties
Public Health (Restrictions on Tobacco Products) Regulations 2008

Create No-Smoking places:
•   Indoor public places

•   Public transport

•   Workplaces

•   Outdoor premises of health, education and sport institutions

•   Recreational places
    Public Health (Restrictions on Tobacco Products) Regulations 2008.



                Create No-Smoking places:

•   Cafes, bars, restaurants and nightclubs

•   While cooking, serving and selling food to public

•   While driving or traveling in a private vehicle carrying passengers
Ban Adverting, Promotion and
       Sponsorship
       • No advertising

       • No promotion

      • No sponsorship
          Control Illicit Trade


• Packs to carry statement:
  “Sale allowed in Mauritius only”

• Excise stamps on packs
     Reduce Access to Tobacco
             Products
• No sale to and by minors

• Sale of packs of 20 only

• No display

• No promotion (free distribution,
  discount, etc)
       Packaging


No sale of loose cigarettes
     (packs of 20 only)
            Labeling


• Rotating graphic warnings

• 65 % of display area
  (world record)

				
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