Re: electronic heating devices for heating tobacco products and requirements on the appearance of cigarettes.
Draft amending the Tobacco and Smoking Products Act regulating electronic heating devices for tobacco products and introducing requirements on the appearance of cigarettes.
The Tobacco and Smoking Products Act is amended to:
1) incorporate heating devices and 2) enable rules to be set on the appearance of cigarettes.
1) Regulation of electronic tobacco heating devices will apply the ban on smoking, advertising ban, brand stretching ban and various sales restrictions (such as the minimum age of 18 years) to these devices. It will also be possible to issue a general administrative regulation to set requirements on the packaging, such as banning or prescribing certain indications that may promote product use or indicate that the product is healthy.
2) The second proposed legislative amendment makes it possible to set requirements on the appearance of cigarettes by ministerial order. Some examples here would be provisions on (a) colours, (b) indications, (c) product design and material and (d) other aspects of the product that may be used to distinguish it from other tobacco products or related products.