No. S 480
(Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act
(Control of Advertisements and Sale)
(Appearance, Packaging and Labelling)
Regulations 2019
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 37 of the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act, the Minister for Health makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations are the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) (Appearance, Packaging and Labelling) Regulations 2019 and come into operation on 1 July 2020.
2.—(1)  In these Regulations —
“cigar tube” means a retail package of a cigar that complies with regulation 19;
“cigarette carton” means a retail package of cigarettes which is a box or carton containing 2 or more cigarette packs;
“cigarette pack” means a retail package of cigarettes which contains not less than the prescribed minimum number of cigarettes in section 12(3) of the Act;
“container” includes any box, carton, tin, packet, bag or pouch;
“decorative feature” includes any ridge, bulge or bevel;
“health information message” means the health information message mentioned in regulation 25(2);
“health warning” means a health warning mentioned in regulation 21(2) or (3), 22(1) or 23(1);
“import and wholesale licensee” means the holder of an import and wholesale licence mentioned in section 18(1) or (2) of the Act;
“larger package” means 2 or more retail packages of any tobacco product fastened or wrapped together without an outer container;
“mandatory sign” means a sign bearing —
(a)a health warning;
(b)the health information message; or
(c)the sales restriction information;
“mark” includes a trade mark;
“retail package”, in relation to any tobacco product, means a container in which the tobacco product is supplied for the purpose of retail sale;
“sales restriction information” means the sales restriction information mentioned in regulation 26(1);
“small retail package” means a retail package with an external surface area not exceeding 9,000 square millimetres;
“texture” includes any embossing.
(2)  In these Regulations, an adhesive label is regarded as not easily removable if —
(a)it is likely to stay affixed to the retail package or the wrapper covering the retail package to which it is affixed during the expected life of the retail package or wrapper, as the case may be; and
(b)it cannot be removed without damaging the retail package or wrapper to which it is affixed, as the case may be.
Made on 1 July 2019.
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Health,
[MH 78:29/2 Vol. 11; AG/LEGIS/SL/309/2015/15 Vol. 3]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 37(2) of the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act).