Tobacco Smoking Products, Plants, Electronic Smoking Devices And Their Fluid Movement Law

Original Language Title: Tabakas izstrādājumu, augu smēķēšanas produktu, elektronisko smēķēšanas ierīču un to šķidrumu aprites likums

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Read the untranslated law here: https://www.vestnesis.lv/op/2016/91.1


The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: tobacco smoking products, plants, electronic smoking devices and their fluid movement law article 1. The terms used in the law, the law is applied in the following terms: 1) flavouring additives — that creates an odor or taste or smell and taste; 2) smoking products-products based on plants, herbs or fruit and who do not contain tobacco, and that you can use with the combustion process; 3) outer package — any packaging in which tobacco products, plant products, smoking electronic cigarette or filling the vial is placed on the market and which includes a package of items or a set of the unit except the transparent shell; 4) smokeless tobacco products, tobacco products, the use of which is not related to the burning process, including smokeless tobacco, intended solely for chewing (chewing tobacco), smokeless tobacco products that can be used through the nose (snuff), and all intended for oral use of tobacco products, which are fully or partly, made of tobacco, and is available in powdered or fine granular form or any combination of these types, particularly the articles that put up a portion of the bags or poraino bags, with the exception of products intended for inhalation or chewing (for tobacco for oral use); 5) warning of the health warning on the product — the negative impact on human health or on other unwanted consequences of its use, including written warnings, the combined warnings about health effects, warnings and general information notices; 6) tar-raw water containing nicotine-free condensate of smoke; 7) electronic smoking device is: a) electronic cigarette, which is part of this product or products, including capsules, the reservoir and the device without capsule or reservoir, which you can use to breathe through the mouthpiece nicotine-containing vapor and can be disposable or refillable with a gas bottle and reservoir, or rechargeable with single-use capsules, b) an electronic device, which is a product or a part of this product including the capsule, the reservoir and the device without capsule or reservoir, which you can use to breathe through the mouthpiece nicotine free vapour, and which can be disposable or refillable with electronic smoking device filling the tank and reservoir, or rechargeable with single-use capsules; 8) electronic smoking devices are: a gas tank) fill the vial that contained nicotine-containing liquid that can be used to refill electronic cigarette, b) tank that contained nicotine free liquid that can be used to refill electronic smoking device (except electronic cigarette); 9) emissions — a substance that is released when the tobacco, tobacco products, plant products, smoking electronic cigarette or filling vials used in the prescribed manner, such as smoke or substances existing substances released smokeless tobacco use; 10) packing unit: the smallest individual tobacco products, plant products, smoking electronic cigarettes or filling a canister packaging placed on the market; 11) the importer: owning a Member State of the European Union or European economic area country imported tobacco, tobacco products, herbal smoking products, electronic cigarettes or filling vials or who has the right to deal with them; a newly introduced tobacco 12): smokeless tobacco or tobacco products for smoking, which do not fall in one of the following categories: cigarettes, rolling tobacco, pipe tobacco, tobacco ūdenspīpj, cigarillos, cigars, chewing tobacco, snuff or tobacco for oral use, and placed on the market by 2014 May 19; 13) the combined warning about the impact on health: a warning about the health effects, which consists of a written warning and the photo or illustration; 14) placing on the market, irrespective of the place of production of the products make them available to consumers, including retail sites, free of charge or not, also with distance contracts; 15) bag-rolling tobacco packaging unit, which is either as a rectangular pocket with flaps covering the opening, or like a bag with base; 16) the maximum level of emissions — tobacco substances within the maximum composition or emission milligrams, including zero; 17) retail space: any commercial place to market tobacco products, smoking products, plants, electronic smoking devices or electronic smoking devices, including the filling of the tank by natural persons; 18) nicotine-nicotine alkaloids, strong nervous system-threatening poison that causes the addictive and addictive; 19) additive, a substance that is not attached to the tobacco and tobacco product, its packaging unit, or any outer packaging; 20) public building or construction, or the construction of buildings, of which more than 50 per cent of the total area occupied by the public rooms; 21) public space — not the public living space where visitors can stay temporarily and receive different services; 22) characteristic flavor, scent or taste, expressed that no tobacco smell and taste and created by the additive or additives, but not limited to, fruit, spices, herbs, sweets, alcohol, menthol or vanilla, and which is felt before the tobacco product or its use; 23) producer: any natural or legal person who manufactures a product or cause the product to develop or produce and put it on the market under his name or trademark; 24) advertising: any form of commercial communication in distributed (for example, printed matter, posters, stickers, promotional images on the walls, radio shows and television shows, clips, motion pictures and videos), as well as activities aimed at direct or indirect effect of promoting a tobacco product, the electronic cigarette or filling vials purchase or consumption, including product placement trade places with different consumption-boosting effects [such as names (slogans), forms, images, colors, light and sound effects]; 25) — tobacco additive components, as well as all substances or elements that occur in the finished tobacco products, plant products, electronic smoking cigarette or filling vials, including paper, filter, inks, capsules and labels; 26) — smoking for smoking tobacco, tobacco products or plants newly introduced the use of tobacco products in such a way that it can be inhaled, resulting in smoke, or electronic smoking devices, newly introduced a tobacco product or other product (excluding medical resources) with the aim of deliberately inhale through the mouthpiece nicotine or other chemicals containing steam, or smoke; 27) for smoking tobacco products, tobacco products, other than smokeless tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigarillos, cigars, tobacco, you can apply through the combustion process, and intended solely for use in a pipe (pipe tobacco), tobacco, consumer or retail space can be used for the manufacture of cigarettes (rolling tobacco) tobacco products that can be used with hookah (ūdenspīpj tobacco). If the product can be used both as hell and hookah tobacco, this rolling tobacco; 28) could be addictive — the ability of a substance to cause pharmacological addiction — condition that affects an individual's ability to control their behavior, usually creating a sense of contentment or relief after withdrawal symptoms or sense of contentment and relief after abstinence symptoms prevention; 29) sponsorship: any form of public or private contribution to any event, activity or individual with the aim or direct or indirect effect of promoting a tobacco product, the electronic cigarette or filling vials purchase and consumption; 30) tobacco-tobacco plant leaves and other natural or recycled parts, including raw tobacco to increase volume and reconstituted tobacco; 31) tobacco products — products that you can use and which even partly consists of tobacco that is genetically modified or not; 32) space, specially designated for smoking — smoking some space that buildings in the technical inventory plan marked as constructive separated space and is equipped with a suction ventilation to the smoking of smoke or steam pumped into other spaces. This room is the informative sign or symbol. It is delivered to the authorities, the merchant, any other legal persons or self-employed persons to basic services; 33) toxicity: the degree to which the substance can cause harmful effects on the human body, including the impact that occurs over time, usually after repeated or prolonged use or exposure; 34) place specially allocated for smoking — with the informative caption or symbol labeled and fire safety requirements under the facility outside the buildings in the open air. 2. article. Law purpose, scope and principles (1) the objective of this law is to protect public health, including the right of people to live in a clean and friendly, with the smoking of tobacco products for smoking products and herbal smoke, as well as with the electronic smoking devices, not the steam contaminated the environment. (2) this Act provides: 1) conditions of tobacco smoking products, plants, electronic smoking devices and their filling tanks for placing on the market, as well as tobacco, electronic cigarette and filling bottle ads, sponsorships and packaging design; 2) obligation for manufacturers and importers to provide information on tobacco products, plant products, smoking electronic cigarettes, filling the vials and the newly introduced for tobacco products; 3 restrictions on smoking in public) and in other places in this law; 4) order in which controlled tobacco smoking products, plants, electronic smoking devices and their filling of tank movements and restrictions on smoking in public and in other places in this law. (3) in This Act, the following principles shall apply: 1) smoker respects the rights of others to live in a clean and friendly environment that is not contaminated with the smoking of tobacco products for smoking products and herbal smoke, as well as with the electronic smoking devices of steam; 2) human right to breathe clean and friendly air that is not contaminated with the smoking of tobacco and smoking products plant smoke, as well as with the electronic smoking devices, and steam right to not raise the smoking (including tobacco smoke and electronic smoking devices created steam recycling inhalation) borne diseases risk has priority over the interest of smokers to smoke. 3. article. Restrictions on tobacco products, plant products, electronic smoking cigarette and filling vials for placing on the market (1) prohibits the placing on the market: 1) tobacco snuff and chewing tobacco; 2) tobacco products for oral use; 3) tobacco products, smoking products, electronic cigarettes, filling the vial and the newly introduced smokeless tobacco products, for which there is no information submitted pursuant to article 5 of this law, first and second parts; 4) tobacco products, smoking products, electronic cigarettes, filling the vial and the newly introduced smokeless tobacco products that do not meet the requirements of this law; 5) cigarette packaging units with fewer than 20 cigarettes; 6) rolling tobacco packaging units with less than 30 grams of tobacco. (2) prohibited the placing on the market of tobacco products if: 1) it contains vitamins or other additives that give the impression that tobacco is beneficial to health or reduce health risks; 2) it contains caffeine or taurine, or other additives and stimulant compounds that are associated with energy and vitality; 3) it contains additives which affect the emission color; 4) smoking tobacco products intended for containing additives that facilitate inhalation or nicotine; 5) it contains additives that do not burn are carcinogenic, mutagenic and reproductive toxic properties; 6) those are not appropriate for the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 in Regulation No 1907/2006 concerning the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (REACH), establishing a European Chemicals Agency, amending Directive 1999/45/EC and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 793/93 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1488/94 as well as Council Directive 76/769/EEC and Commission directives 91/155/EEC , Directive 93/67/EEC, 93/105/EC and 2000/21/EC provisions; 7) they contain additives in such quantities that the product during use or significantly measurable increases in tobacco toxic or addictive effects or carcinogenic, mutagenic inherent and reproductive toxic properties, and it is scientifically justified. (3) prohibited the placing on the market of cigarettes if: 1) maximum tar level in more than 10 milligrams per cigarette; 2) maximum nicotine levels in emissions exceeding one milligram per cigarette; 3) maximum carbon monoxide emissions in excess of 10 milligrams per cigarette. (4) prohibits the placing on the market of cigarettes and rolling tobacco: 1) with a characteristic aroma. The prohibition shall not apply to additives, which are essential for cigarettes and rolling tobacco production, provided that the additions do not pose a specific aroma and a significant or measurable does not increase the ability of the product to cause dependence, toxicity or carcinogenic, mutagenic and reproductive toxic properties; 2) which filters, paper, packaging, capsule contains flavourings or any technical elements that can change the tobacco smell or taste or smoke. Filters, paper, or capsules do not contain tobacco or nicotine. (5) electronic cigarettes, filling the vial and nicotine-containing liquids may be placed on the market only if they comply with the following requirements: 1) nicotine-containing liquid is packed in a dedicated gas flasks, provided with a maximum capacity of 10 ml, or one-time-use electronic cigarettes or disposable capsules and capsule or electronic cigarette reservoir capacity not exceeding two millilitres; 2) concentration of the maximum nicotine yield of nicotine-based liquid is 20 milligrams per millilitre; 3) nicotine-containing fluid not containing the second part of this article, 1., 2., 3., 4. and 5. additives specified in points; 4) nicotine-containing liquid is only used in the production of high purity materials. Any other substances (with the exception of the substances that are the electronic cigarette or filling the vial, or discharges arising from the use of electronic cigarettes), which has not been notified in accordance with article 5 of this law, first and second part, nicotine-containing liquid is the only contaminants level if production is technically unavoidable; 5) nicotine-containing liquid is only used in the ingredients, which are neither heated nor heated do not pose a risk to human health. This paragraph does not apply to nicotine; 6) electronic cigarettes under normal conditions of use gives off a constant dose of nicotine; 7) electronic cigarettes and filling vials is safe for children and resistant against manipulation, are protected from cracking and leaking, and they have the mechanism, which provides refuelling without leaks. Filling machine technical standards set by the Cabinet of Ministers. (6) expenses related to the assessment of whether the cigarettes or rolling tobacco is the characteristic aroma, or tobacco products are used prohibited additives or flavourings and tobacco products containing additives in such quantities that significantly increase the measurable or tobacco product toxic or addictive, or additive have carcinogenic, mutagenic and reproductive toxic properties, shall be borne by the producers and importers, in accordance with the health inspection fees service price list. For the testing of a tobacco product in a laboratory accredited by the health inspection at the request of the manufacturers and importers concerned prepays laboratory. 4. article. Conformity assessment of cigarettes (1) maximum nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide emission levels cigarettes shall be measured on the basis of: 1) standard EN ISO 10315:2013 "cigarettes. Determination of the content of nicotine smoke kondensāto. Gāzhromatogrāfisk method, "nicotine; 2) standard EN ISO 4387:2007 "cigarettes. Wet smoke condensate and nicotine-free dry condensed smoke detection using conventional analytical equipment "izsmēķēšan tar; 3) standard EN ISO 8454 + A1:2011 "cigarettes. Carbon monoxide content of cigarette smoke in the gaseous phase. NDIR method ". (2) nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide on the accuracy of the quantity determined in accordance with the standard EN ISO 8243:2013 "cigarettes. Sampling '. (3) article 3 of the law referred to in the third subparagraph of emissions levels is entitled to inspect the laboratories where the tobacco manufacturers, wholesalers or importers (the tobacco industry) does not own the shares (shares) or which is not in their direct or indirect control, and which is the national accreditation bodies accredited under the laws and regulations on assessment of conformity assessment bodies, accreditation and monitoring, as well as other Member States of the European Union or the European economic area countries notified laboratories in the field of tobacco products. (4) the cigarette samples for laboratory testing at the request of the Inspectorate of health. Testing laboratory for testing results inform the health inspection. Expenses related to the sampling and testing shall be borne by the producers and importers, taking charge of health inspection in accordance with the paid service price list and the laboratory. If cigarettes with one brand and type is different nicotine, tar or carbon monoxide yields of cigarettes manufactured or in different production sites, the health inspectorate has the right to check is carried out for each of the following cigarette. 5. article. Reporting on tobacco smoking products, plants, electronic cigarettes and filling vials (1) manufacturers and importers provide the health inspection information for tobacco products, cigarettes and electronic filling vials, which already marketed and manufactured tobacco, tobacco products, plants, electronic cigarettes, filling the vials and the newly introduced on tobacco products, which are planned to be placed on the market or for which the composition is changed, and whenever a new or updated information is submitted on the newly introduced products. The manufacturers and importers in accordance with the health inspection service charge list price prepays for the processing of information about tobacco products, cigarettes and electronic filling vials. (2) manufactured tobacco smoking products plant, electronic cigarettes and their filling vials, as well as the newly introduced for tobacco products, the amount of information to be provided, the order in which manufacturers and importers shall provide such information as well as data processing, analysis, storage and publication shall be determined by the Cabinet of Ministers. (3) electronic cigarette and filling the bottle manufacturer, importer and distributor shall establish and maintain a system that collects information on any of these products on human health if you suspect about it. If a manufacturer, importer or distributor considers or has reason to believe that the existing electronic cigarettes or filling vials, which are placed on the market or to be placed on the market, is not safe or does not meet the requirements of good quality, or in some other way do not meet the requirements of this law, it shall immediately take the necessary corrective measures to bring that product into conformity with the requirements of this law, withdraw it from the market or recall. At the same time a manufacturer, importer or distributor shall inform the health inspection, especially in providing information about the health and safety hazards, as well as the corrective measures taken and their results. (4) if the electronic cigarette and filling vials meet the requirements of this law, but the health inspectorate believes or has reason to believe that a particular product type can cause a serious risk to human health, it shall take the measures set out in the Act and immediately inform the European Commission and the other Member States of the European Union and European economic area national authorities, providing all the supporting data and information on the measures taken. 6. article. Tobacco smoking products, plants, electronic cigarette and filling the bottle design and the packaging unit of presentation and content (1) On the packaging of tobacco products unit, any outside packaging and labelling of tobacco product itself prohibited to place such elements (such as text captions, symbols, names, trademarks, graphics or other signs) that: 1) promote tobacco products or encourage its consumption, creating the erroneous impression about the characteristics of tobacco products health effects, hazards or emissions; 2) includes information on nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide levels in tobacco products; 3) suggests that a particular tobacco product is safer than the others or that it seeks to reduce some harmful effects of constituents of smoke, or that it increases energy and vitality, or that it is therapeutic, youth retention, natural, organic qualities, or otherwise adversely affect the health or lifestyle; 4) points to the taste, smell and any flavourings and other additives or lack thereof; 5) reminded food or cosmetic products; 6) suggesting that a particular tobacco product is better capable of biological decomposition or other environmentally beneficial properties. (2) On the packaging of tobacco products and any outside packaging, prohibited to place such elements (such as text captions, symbols, names, trademarks, graphics or other signs) that creates the impression of an economic benefit, for example, including discount coupons offering discounts, free distribution of information of the, quote, purchase more of the unit at a lower price and other similar offers. (3) on top of smoking product packing unit and any outside packaging, prohibited to place the claim that the product does not contain additives or flavourings, as well as such elements (such as text captions, symbols, names, trademarks, graphics or other signs) that: 1) promotes plant products or promote tobacco consumption, creating the erroneous impression about the characteristics of the product concerned, health effects, hazards or emissions; 2) includes information on nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide yields; 3) suggests that the plant product is healthier smoking than others, or that it seeks to reduce some harmful effects of constituents of smoke, or that it increases energy and vitality, or that it is therapeutic, youth retention, natural, organic qualities, or otherwise adversely affect the health or lifestyle; 4) recalled the food or cosmetic products. (4) on the electronic cigarette and filling the vial packaging unit and any outside packaging, prohibited to place such elements (such as text captions, symbols, names, trademarks, graphics or other signs) that: 1) promotes electronic cigarettes or filling vials or promote consumption, creating a false impression of the electronic cigarette or filler bottle characteristics, health effects, hazards or emissions. The label does not contain information about nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide levels, with the exception of information about nicotine, specified in accordance with the fifth subparagraph of paragraph 1; 2) suggests that the electronic cigarette or filling a canister is safer than others, or to seek to reduce some harmful effects of constituents of smoke, or that they are vitalizējoš, enerģizējoš, therapeutic, youth retention, natural, organic qualities, or that they are otherwise adversely affects the health or lifestyle; 3) refer to taste, smell and any flavourings or other additives or lack thereof, with the exception of information on flavourings, specified in accordance with the fifth subparagraph of paragraph 1; 4) recalled the food or cosmetic products; 5) suggests that a particular product is better capable of biological decomposition or other environmentally beneficial properties. (5) on the electronic cigarette and filling the vial packaging unit and any outer packaging shall be identified the following information: 1) all products included in the list of ingredients in descending order and the quantity of nicotine content and products and each dose; 2) batch number; 3) recommendation to keep the product out of the reach of children. (6) for each electronic cigarette unit and filling the bottle add informative leaflets containing: 1 instructions on use of the product) and storage, including a claim that a product is not recommended for young people and non-smokers; 2) information on contra-indications; 3) alerts to specific risk groups; 4) information on the possible undesirable effects; 5) information about habituation and causing toxicity; 6) the manufacturer or importer and the legal or natural person contacts in the European Union and European economic area. (7) cigarette packaging unit has a rectangular parallelepiped shape, and this unit is made of cardboard or soft material with a hole, which after the first opening times can not be closed or conclusion, except for the upper cover of the outriggers and side mounted a folding cover. Packets with outriggers on the top cover and side-mounted folding door it is attached only at the back of the unit. (8) the Rolling tobacco packaging units is rectangular, cylindrical or parallelepiped shape bag. (9) each for smoking tobacco and herbal smoking products packaging units placed on the market, the excise tax is attached to the mark. If is a closed transparent shell, additional excise tax stamps attached below it. Herbal smoking products packaging units placed on the market, excise duty stamps can be affixed to a closed transparent additional housing. (10) on every tobacco product packaging the units are placed on the market, is located: 1) the unique identifier that, to ensure its integrity, printed or attached to it that this identifier cannot be removed, and in no way hide or stop, including using tax stamps or price marks or opening of the unit; 2) visible and invisible security element that is secure against forgery and attached or printed so that the item can not be deleted and no way to hide or stop, including using tax stamps or price marks or other legal elements. (11) unique identifier information that contains the unique identifier, tracking and identification system for the creation and operation of technical standards, equipment requirements, required the tracking and identification system, the operation of data processing and storage requirements and procedures for tobacco products the units will be deployed, the unique identifier is determined by the Cabinet of Ministers. 7. article. Tobacco products, plant products, electronic smoking cigarette and filling the vial packaging warnings placed on health effects (1) on each tobacco product, herbal smoking products, electronic cigarettes and the filler bottle packing unit and any outside packaging placed on the market, has hosted national language warning of the impact on health. (2) each for smoking tobacco product packaging unit and any outside packaging is printed following a warning about the health effects of: 1) general warning: "smoking kills — discard now!"; 2) informative caption: "tobacco smoke contains more than 70 substances that cause cancer"; 3) the combined warning about health effects, supplemented with the following information on smoking cessation: "Please help! 67037333; URwww.spkc.gov.lv ". (3) each of the smokeless tobacco product packaging unit and any outside packaging is printed following a warning about the health effects of: "this tobacco harms your health and leads to addiction." (4) each plant smoking product packaging units, as well as on any outer packaging is printed the following health warning: "this article smoking hurts your health." (5) On each of the electronic cigarette and filling the vial packaging unit and outer packaging is printed following a warning about the health effects of: "this product contains nicotine, which is a strong addictive substance causing". (6) the Cabinet of Ministers shall lay down the requirements for the design and placement of tobacco products, plant products, electronic smoking cigarette and filling the vial packaging deployable health warnings, written warnings, to smoking tobacco intended for the packing unit and the outer packaging of the combined warnings on the izvietojamo effects on health, as well as the order in which the manufacturer or importer shall report on the deployment of the combined warnings. 8. article. Tobacco smoking products, plants, electronic smoking devices and electronic smoking device filling the tanks of the order (1) tobacco products, smoking products, electronic smoking devices and electronic smoking device filling tank to sell prohibited: 1) public administration premises, except the national armed forces, as well as prisons, which placed the minor prisoners; 2) social care, treatment and education, including the Education Department, as well as the hotels use in existing institutions in the territory; 3) store which is involved in trade in goods of the children; 4) cultural institutions; 5) sports and sport organizations premises; 6) retail sites that trade is not organized, individually served to each buyer, except for duty-free trade stores established in customs control regulations; 7) through vending machines; 8) areas for which the assigned market status. (2) tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and filling vials of banned sale and purchase with the help of the distance contract, including outside the Member State of the European Union or European economic area country. (3) tobacco products, smoking products, electronic smoking devices and electronic smoking device filling tank to sell is prohibited to persons under 18 years, and these people may not buy them. To verify the person's age, the retailer is obliged to require the person to produce identity documents. (4) a Person aged between 18 and 25 years, buying tobacco products, herbal smoking products, electronic smoking device or electronic smoking device filling the tank, is obliged to present identity documents to a retailer, whether a retailer has requested it. (5) tobacco products, smoking products, electronic smoking devices and electronic smoking device filling tank to sell prohibited persons age a retailer is reasonable doubt and which after the retailer's request does not produce identity documents. (6) at the request of the controlling bodies of tobacco, smoking products, plants, electronic smoking devices or electronic smoking device filling the tank buyer presented identity documents. (7) the tobacco products, smoking products, plants, electronic smoking devices and electronic smoking device filling tanks marketing prohibited to involve persons under 18 years. (8) the tobacco products, smoking products, plants, electronic smoking devices and electronic smoking device filling the tanks of retail outlets should say who warned that tobacco smoking, electronic smoking products and devices for seriously detrimental to human health. (9) a merchant who deals with the electronic cigarette and filling the vial before this trade product marketing launch notify health authorities. The order in which the economic operator before the electronic cigarettes and electronic cigarette refills vial the start of trading on news of the health inspectorate, established by the Cabinet of Ministers. 9. article. Tobacco smoking products, plants, electronic cigarette and filling the vial of advertising and sponsorship restrictions (1) tobacco products, electronic cigarette and filling vials advertising is only allowed in editions designed for merchants who deal with these articles, as well as trade publications issued and printed in countries which are not members of the European Union or the European economic area countries, and are not intended for the Member States of the European Union or the European economic area market. (2) economic operators whose principal activity is the manufacture of tobacco products or trade is prohibited or sponsorship activities associated with a number of Member States of the European Union or the European economic area countries, taking place in several Member States of the European Union or the European economic area countries or which is otherwise cross-border effects. Merchants whose principal area of activity is the electronic cigarette and filling the vial production or trade, prohibited measures, actions or individual sponsorship related to several Member States of the European Union or the European economic area countries, taking place in several Member States of the European Union or the European economic area countries or which is otherwise cross-border effects. (3) the Auditory and audiovisual commercial communications associated with tobacco products, plant products, smoking electronic cigarettes and filling vials, regulates the electronic media law. (4) the following shall be prohibited: 1) in the picture of the person advertising smoking; 2) for promotional purposes to distribute tobacco products, smoking products, electronic smoking devices and electronic smoking device filling the tank free of charge. 10. article. Smoking restrictions (1) it is the duty of the employer to provide the employee work place that is not contaminated with tobacco and smoking products plant smoke and electronic smoking devices of steam. The employee has the right to refuse to work in a workplace where other workers smokes, and such a refusal should not be regarded as a work discipline or infringement of the provisions of the staff regulations. (2) smoking shall be: 1) in the presence of children and pregnant women; 2) education services, education authorities and education institutions in the hotel rooms and in-use areas; 3) treatment institutions, social care and rehabilitation institutions, prisons and in places that are placed and maintained by detained persons, as well as the territories of these bodies, except in the places specially designated smoking. Prison spaces and places that are placed and maintained by persons detained in cases where it is not possible to enable the arrest place smoking, specially allocated for smoking, smoking is allowed in specially designated rooms for smoking; 4) closer than 10 meters from the entrance of the buildings or structures (also on the external staircase and porch), which deployed to public administrations and enterprises where more than 50 percent of the capital (shares) owned by a public entity. These sites post information through text captions or symbols on the smoking ban; 5) stop of public transport and shelter on platform; 6) apartment Uptown stairwells, corridors and other communal premises; 7) on multi-family residential balconies and loggia, if any of the people of the House reasonably argue against it; 8) workplace and sharing of work premises, except premises specially designated for smoking; 9) public buildings, structures and public spaces. This prohibition does not apply to existing public buildings dwellings; 10) public vehicles, taxi and the ships as a service for the carriage of passengers of implements, arcades, cabs and cabins. Long distance trains and ships, which are implemented as a service for the carriage of passengers, can be individual wagons or cabins intended for smokers; 11) State and local government property or held the bodies of existing vehicles; 12) sports and other public events in stadiums and other enclosed areas, except in the places specially designated for smoking; 13) children's rest and playgrounds; 14) parks, bathing and they, with the exception of specially designated place for smoking; 15) coffee shops, restaurants and other catering places, except in the summer (outdoor) cafes, where smoking is allowed only in specially designated smoking; 16) any other not listed in this article in a public place in the presence of another person if that person oppose it. (3) hotels and other temporary accommodation in hostels can be explicitly designated in the dormitory, which is allowed to smoke. (4) Casino and gaming halls allow smoking only in specially designated rooms for smoking or separate room for smoking and in the technical inventory of the building plan marked a constructive separation space intended for receiving basic services and smoking and is fitted with the suction ventilation. This room takes no more than 50 percent of the total area of public spaces and is located away from the entrance. The room is the informative sign or symbol. (5) international airport of departure traffic public spaces behind the security control points can be installed in the space specially designated for smoking. (6) the prohibition to be smoking with an informative caption, using "non-smoking" (white letters on a red background), but permission to smoke — with the same informative caption using the sign "smoking Permitted" (white letters on a green background) or the symbol. In addition to the content allowed the words "smoking" or symbol used to indicate permission to smoke, put information inscription "smoking kills — discard now!". (7) the order in which the deployable informative inscriptions or symbols on the smoking ban or permission to smoking, as well as the inscriptions and symbols the samples determined by the Cabinet of Ministers. 11. article. Smoking limitation National Commission by the Cabinet of Ministers approved the smoking limitation National Commission rules. Smoking limitation National Commission confirms the Minister of health, including Commission, at least one representative from the Ministry of health: 1); 2) Ministry of finance; 3 the Ministry of the economy); 4) the Ministry of education and science; 5 the Ministry of the Interior); 6) environmental protection and regional development ministries; 7) tobacco and alcohol control of Latvia's national coalition; 8 municipal Union of Latvia); 9) Doctor Association of Latvia; 10) employers ' organizations; 11) employee organizations. 12. article. The competence of national regulatory authorities (1) the State revenue service control: 1) article 3 of this law, the first subparagraph of paragraph 3, the limit set in the case of tobacco products and smoking plant products, as well as in paragraph 5 and 6 limit; 2) article 6 of this law in the ninth and tenth part requirements; 3) this law article 8, second paragraph, the requirements are met. (2) the health inspection: 1) control this law article 3, third paragraph, the limit set in; 2) evaluates compliance with the tobacco act article 3, second and fourth; 3) controls this law article 3, first paragraph, the limit set in paragraph 3 with regard to electronic cigarettes and filling the vials, as well as the newly introduced for tobacco products; 4) controls the article 3 of this law in the fifth paragraph, the limit; 5) receive, store, process, analyse and publish the information submitted according to article 5 of this law, first and second parts; 6) confirm and notify the European Commission of this law article 4 referred to in the third subparagraph of the list of accredited laboratories in Latvia, indicating the criteria used for approval and appropriate monitoring techniques, as well as inform the European Commission of amendments made to the list; 7) shall notify the European Commission of all measurement methods, which are used to measure the other cigarette emissions, not tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide emissions, and emissions of tobacco products that are not cigarettes; 8) shall notify the European Commission of the maximum emission level established for other cigarette emissions, not this law, article 3, third paragraph, of the emission and emissions of tobacco products that are not cigarettes; 9) take the necessary steps in accordance with article 5 of the law on the third and fourth part; 10) controlled by this law, in article 6, in the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth as well as article 7 of the first, second, third, fourth and fifth parts requirements. (3) the State revenue service and health inspectorate is entitled to make tobacco products, plant products, smoking electronic cigarette, filling the vial and the newly introduced tobacco sampling outlets and Excise warehouses. (4) the consumer centres is controlled by this law, article 6 of first, second, third and fourth subparagraph article 9 as well as first, second and fourth paragraph, the limit set in compliance in accordance with article 7 of the law on Advertising, the first paragraph is considered as additional requirements in the field of advertising and which monitoring compliance are carried out in accordance with the Advertising law. (5) the State police and municipal police control this Act 3 the first paragraph of article 1 and paragraph 2, article 8, in the first, third and fifth subparagraphs of article 10, as well as the second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth part limit. (6) the National Labour Inspectorate controls this law article 8 in the seventh and the first paragraph of article 10 the limit set in the execution. (7) the Ministry of education and science and the Ministry of health has the responsibility to create a tobacco plant, smoking products and electronic devices for smoking prevention programs for different groups of the population, to introduce its educational institutions and encourage their implementation in the workplace. (8) it is the responsibility of the Ministry of health to develop a sector based on the cooperation of the national policy for tobacco smoking products, plants, electronic smoking devices and related products in the area of reducing risk and providing the opportunity for treatment of tobacco dependence individuals who want it. 13. article. The decision of the supervisory authority (1) the State revenue service, the health inspectorate, consumer rights protection centre, the State police and municipal police (hereinafter supervisory authority), finding violations, have the right to take the following decisions: 1), ask the manufacturer or importer to prevent a determined period, to resolve time prohibiting the production of a product or product batch on the market or sales; 2) if the product can cause significant risk to the health of the consumer or if its production and placing on the market is prohibited pursuant to this Act, prohibit the placing on the market and sell the product, ask the manufacturer or distributor to remove the product from the market, to destroy it in appropriate conditions or withdraw the product from consumers, as well as to inform the consumers about the existing risks. Recall is carried out only as a last measure. (2) the decision of the supervisory authority shall be valid from the moment of its adoption. (3) the supervisory authority's decision can be appealed against in the Court of the administrative procedure law. Appeals against decisions shall not suspend the execution. Transitional provisions 1. With the entry into force of this Act invalidates the law on sales of tobacco products, restrict advertising and usage "(Latvian Saeima and the Cabinet of Ministers rapporteur, 1997, no. 3; 1999, no. 22; 2003, 2, 23; 2004, nr. 4, 18 no, 7, 14; 2005. No; 2007; 2008 21 no, No 10; 2009, 1., no. 14; Latvian journal, 2010, 34, 47, 205. no; 228 nr. 2014). 2. Tobacco products and herbal smoking products produced or released for free circulation and labelled in accordance with the law on the marketing of tobacco products, restrict advertising and use of "up to 19 may 2016, authorised for the placing on the market until 2017. on 20 May. 3. Until 2017. on 20 may, authorised for the placing on the market of the electronic cigarette and filling vials that do not meet the requirements of this Act, if the relevant electronic cigarettes and filling vials are produced or released for free circulation until 2016 20th November. 4. Article 3 of this law, second and fourth parts of the rules concerning tobacco products which has a characteristic flavor and that sales in the European Union and the European economic area the relevant product category is three percent or more, from 20 may 2020. 5. Article 6 of this law tenth on cigarettes and rolling tobacco applicable from 20 may 2019, but for the other tobacco products — from May 20, 2024. 6. The Cabinet of Ministers until 2018 1 December issue of article 6 of this law, the eleventh of the provisions laid down in part. 7. Merchants that electronic cigarette and filling vials trade launched until 2016 May 19, notify the health inspection until 2016 November 20 article 8 of this law, part of the ninth. 8. Article 10 of this law, the fifth part of the informative write "smoking kills — discard now!" the deployment of the implementation no later than 2017. on 20 May. 9. The Cabinet of Ministers until March 1, 2017 manages 10 and 11 of this law the rules laid down in article. To the Cabinet from the date of entry into force of the provisions, but no longer than until 2017. on 28 February, the following is applicable to the Cabinet of Ministers regulations, in so far as they are not inconsistent with this law: 1) the Cabinet of Ministers of 20 December 2005, the Regulation No 976 "rules about the order in which the deployable information inscriptions or symbols on the smoking ban and smoking, as well as the inscriptions and symbols the samples"; 2) Cabinet's august 27, 2013 the Regulation No 637 "restriction on smoking in State regulations of the Commission". Informative reference to European Union directives, the law includes provisions resulting from: 1) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003 of Directive 2003/33/EC on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the advertising and sponsorship of tobacco products; 2) the European Parliament and of the Council on 2014 directive 3 April 2014/40/ES on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States with regard to tobacco and related products manufacture, presentation and sale of and repealing Directive 2001/37/EC. The law shall enter into force on 20 may 2016. The Parliament adopted the law in 2016 on April 21. The President r. vējonis 2016 in Riga on May 12.