Law 09/2012/qh13: Prevention Of The Harmful Effects Of Tobacco

Original Language Title: Luật 09/2012/QH13: Phòng, chống tác hại của thuốc lá

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Pursuant to the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in 1992 was revised, some additional articles by resolution No. 51/2001/QH10;

Congress enacted the law on prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco.

Chapter I GENERAL PROVISIONS article 1. Scope this law provisions on measures to reduce tobacco use, measures to control tobacco supply and guaranteed conditions for prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco.

Article 2. Explanation of terms In this law, the terms below are interpreted as follows: 1. Tobacco products are produced from the whole or part of the raw tobacco, prepared in the form of cigarettes, cigars, tobacco, fibers, drugs or other forms.

2. Tobacco use behavior-, chew, smell, breathe, along with tobacco products.

3. Tobacco is tobacco leaves in the form of loose, sheets has preliminary split lemon, soda, tobacco smoking, fiber and other alternative raw materials used to produce tobacco.

4. The harmful effects of tobacco's harmful effects of production, tobacco use causes for human health, the environment and the socio-economic development.

5. is the health alert information in words and the image description or explanation of the harmful effects to human health caused by the use of tobacco.

6. cigarette business is the ongoing one, some or all of the stages of the process from production to consumption, import of cigarettes on the market aimed at profitable.

7. public places where public service for many people's needs.

8. The workplace is where used for labour purposes.

9. In the House is a covered place and have one or more walls or partitions around.

Article 3. The principle of prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco 1. Implementation focus demand reduction measures of tobacco use associated with control measures to gradually reduce the supply of tobacco.

2. Focus on information, education, communication to raise awareness on the harmful effects of tobacco in order to decrease the rate of tobacco use and the harm caused by tobacco.

3. Do interdisciplinary coordination, social mobilization and international cooperation in the prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco.

4. Guarantee the right of people to live and work in the environment do not have cigarette smoke and are full of information about the harmful effects of tobacco.

Article 4. The State's policy on the prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco 1. Socialization of resources to accomplish the work of prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco.

2. Apply appropriate tax policies to reduce the rate of tobacco use.

3. tobacco business planning is consistent with the objective of socio-economic development and to gradually reduce the supply of tobacco, in line with the reduction in demand for tobacco use.

4. Encourage, facilitate for agencies, organizations, individuals and foreign countries involved in providing consultancy services, tobacco addiction; research on the harmful effects of tobacco, the tobacco addiction method; research and manufacture of tobacco addiction; collaboration, funding for prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco; voluntary tobacco users quit smoking.

5. To encourage and facilitate the Organization of individual crops, tobacco, tobacco production and processing of raw tobacco to switch lines.

6. Commend the Agency, organization, individual achievement in prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco.

Article 5. Responsible for managing the State of prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco 1. The unified Government to manage state on prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco.

2. The Ministry of health is responsible before the Government implement state management on prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco and have the tasks and powers of the following: a) The Government, the Prime Minister promulgated and issued under the authority the legal text, strategy, policy, plan of the room , against the harmful effects of tobacco, a national technical regulation of tobacco;

b) directing and organizing the implementation of legal documents, strategy, policy, plans on prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco;

c) Organization of information, education, communication on the prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco;

d) organization fostering and strengthening the manpower involved, against the harmful effects of tobacco;

DD) Organization consulting, research, prevention, diagnosis, treatment of tobacco addiction;

e) inspectors, inspection, complaints, accusations and handle law violations in the prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco by the authority;

g) each year, the Government reports, synthesis of results, against the harmful effects of tobacco;

h) international cooperation on the prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco.

3. The ministries, ministerial-level agencies in the scope of the mission, his powers have a responsibility to actively carry out the task of prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco; in collaboration with the Ministry of Health implemented the State management of prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco.

4. the people's committees of all levels within the mission, his powers make governance about the prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco; chaired the Organization, direction and is responsible for implementing the regulations on banning smoking in places.

Article 6. The responsibility of Heads of agencies, local organizations in the prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco 1. Putting prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco on the annual activity plan, no smoking rules at work on internal regulation.

2. Put rules on the limited or no smoking in the weddings, funerals, festivals of local residents in the townships.

3. Exemplary implementation and advocacy agencies, local organizations implement the provisions of the law on prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco.

Article 7. The rights and obligations of citizens in the prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco 1. To live, to work in an environment where there is no tobacco smoke.

2. Ask smokers not to smoke at the site of the smoking regulations.

3. Campaigning, advocacy others not using tobacco, tobacco addiction.

4. Requests bodies, organisations, competent individuals handled who are smoking behaviour at the site of the smoking regulations.

5. Reflection or accuse the Agency, authorized person does not handle the behavior of smoking in places the smoking regulations.

Article 8. International cooperation in the prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco 1. Expanding international cooperation in the prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco with the countries, international organizations on the basis of equality, respect for the independence, sovereignty, in accordance with the law of each country, the law and international practices.

2. The content of international cooperation include: a) cooperation in prevention of smuggled cigarettes, counterfeit cigarettes;

b) cooperate in the prohibition of advertising, promotional and cross-border tobacco sponsorship;

c) cooperate in scientific research, training, support and exchange of information related to the prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco.

Article 9. The prohibited acts 1. Production, sale, import, storage, transportation, tobacco products are designed with form or shape as ever, packages or cigarettes; purchase, sale, storage, transportation, tobacco, cigarettes smuggled.

2. Advertising, tobacco promotion; tobacco marketing directly to the consumer in any form.

3. The funding of the Organization, the individual tobacco business, except where the provisions of article 16 of this law.

4. The eighteen years old to use, buy, sell cigarettes.

5. Use the eighteen years old buy, sell cigarettes.

6. Sell, provide tobacco to persons eighteen years of age.

7. The sale of tobacco by automatic cigarette vending machines; -tobacco sales at the location specified.

8. Use of tobacco images in newspapers, publications dedicated to children.

9. Campaigning, forcing others to use tobacco.

Chapter II MEASURES to REDUCE the DEMAND for TOBACCO article 10. Information, education, communication on the prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco 1. Information, education, communication must meet the following requirements: a) to provide information openly, scientific, accurate, impartial about the harmful effects of tobacco and cigarettes;

b) diversification of content, form and information channels match object is information, education and communication.

2. information, education, communication include the following: a) policy, the law on prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco;

b) the harmful effects of tobacco on the health of users, children, pregnant women, other people affected by cigarette smoke, the living environment and social-economic;

c) harmful effects of the production, purchase, storage, transportation, use of fake cigarettes and purchasing, storing, transporting and using smuggled cigarettes to health and socio-economic;

d) measures the tobacco addiction, the benefits of quitting tobacco addiction and living environment there is no tobacco smoke;

DD) rights, responsibilities, obligations of agencies, organizations, individuals in the prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco.

3. The responsibility of the information, education, communication is defined as follows: a) the Ministry of health is responsible for the Organization, to provide scientific information about the harmful effects of tobacco; hosted, in cooperation with the ministries concerned organized information, education, communication on the prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco;

b) Ministry of information and communications is responsible for organizing and directing information agencies, communication information activities implemented, communication about prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco;

c) the Ministry of culture, sports and tourism is responsible for organizing information, propaganda on the prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco and measures to limit tobacco use in cultural activities, sports, travel and family life; the regulations limit the use of the image of tobacco use actors in film, stage, television;

d) industry is responsible for organizing the information, advocacy on prevention of tobacco smuggled, counterfeit cigarettes;

DD) the Ministry of education and training is responsible for building the content of prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco and mainstreamed into educational programs consistent with the levels of learning;

e) people's Committee levels are responsible for organizing the information, education, communication on the prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco locally;


g) Vietnam Fatherland Front and the front's member organizations are responsible for information, advocacy, lobbying the members of their organizations and the whole society does not use tobacco, actively participate in prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco;

h) organs, other organizations within the scope of the task, their powers are responsible for the Organization of information, education, communication on the prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco under the provisions of this law.

Article 11. Location the smoking completely 1. The smoking place entirely indoors and within the campus include: a) medical establishment;

b) institution, except for the base specified in point b of paragraph 2 of this Article;

c), foster care facilities, amusement, entertainment exclusively for children;

d) base or fire risk areas, high explosive.

2. place the smoking completely in the home include: a) the work place;

b) colleges, universities, Academy;

c) public places, except in the case specified in clause 1 of this article and paragraph 1 of article 12 of this Law.

3. public transportation prohibited smoking entirely consists of cars, aircraft, trains.

Article 12. Location the smoking in the House but was allowed to take the place reserved for people smoking 1. Location the smoking in the House but was allowed to take the place reserved for smokers include: a) the quarantine area of the airport;

b) bars, karaoke, discos, hotels and tourist accommodation facilities;

c) public transportation as ships, trains.

2. place reserved for smokers must ensure the following conditions: a) Have rooms and separate ventilation systems with non-smoking area;

b) have the tools to contain the pieces, cigarette butts; There is signage in appropriate locations, easily observed;

c) fire equipment, fire.

3. Encourage the head location specified in clause 1 of this organisation do not smoke in the House.

4. Government Regulation switch places in paragraph 1 of this article the venue banning smoking completely in the home match with each period.

Article 13. Obligations of people smoking 1. No smoking in venue have the smoking regulations.

2. no smoking in the House when there are children, pregnant women, sick people, the elderly.

3. Keep toiletries, tobacco pieces, remove the right place when smoking regulations in those locations allowed smoking.

Article 14. Rights and responsibilities of head, who managed the smoking locations 1. Head, who managed the smoking locations have the following rights: a) Forcing violators to discontinue smoking in places the smoking; sanctioning administrative violations in accordance with the law;

b) require the person who violated the regulation banning smoking out of his base;

c) refuse to receive or provide services for people who violate the smoking regulations if the person continues to violate after having been reminded.

2. Head, who managed the smoking locations have the following responsibilities: a) the implementation of the provisions of article 6 of this law;

b) implementation, guide, inspect, urging people to make rules about smoking bans in place in the Administration, Executive; hanging with letters or symbols banned smoking in the smoking place.

Article 15. Labelling, health warnings printed on cigarette packaging 1. The cigarettes are produced, imported for consumption in Vietnam are labeled, in health warnings on tobacco packaging.

2. The labelling for manufactured tobacco, imported for consumption in Vietnam must be made in accordance with the provisions of Vietnamese law on goods labels and ensure the following requirements: a) In health warnings in words and photos ensure clear, easier to see easy to understand;

b) stamping or printing code, bar code; record the date of production, date of expiry;

c) stating the number of cigarettes for tobacco or cigarette shapes cover the weight for the other tobacco types;

d) not to use the word, phrase, do readers, users understand tobacco is less harmful or misleading about the harmful effects of tobacco and tobacco smoke for human health.

3. The contents of the health warnings on cigarette packaging must describe the specific harmful effects of using tobacco for health and other appropriate message, must be changed periodically for 10 years.

4. a health warning provided for in art. 2 this must constitute at least 50% of the area of each face before and after the main hand on the main bag, cosmetic touch, tobacco boxes.

5. The labelling on the packaging of export cigarettes are made according to the requirements of the importing countries.

6. The Minister of health, in collaboration with the Minister of industry and trade specific provisions on the labelling, in the health warnings for tobacco regulation in the 2, 3 and 4 of this Article.

7. The Government specifies the area in line with health warnings each time.

Article 16. The organization sponsors activities, personal business only tobacco sponsored humanitarian program for poverty, and poverty reduction; Prevention of natural disasters, epidemics, disasters; Prevention of smuggling cigarettes and not informed on the mass media about the funding.

Article 17. Tobacco addiction 1. The tobacco addiction is done on a voluntary basis.

2. Agencies, organizations and individuals, organized activities or establish the types of establishments to counseling, tobacco addiction.

3. Production, import of tobacco addiction and cessation advisory basis, tobacco addiction are entitled to preferential tax rates under the provisions of tax legislation.

4. Government regulations establishing conditions and active organization Detox, Detox consultant tobacco regulations in paragraph 2 of this Article.

Article 18. Liability in tobacco addiction support 1. The Ministry of health is responsible for the following: a) guide the process of tobacco addiction;

b) steer the tobacco and addiction research, advice on tobacco addiction;

c) directing the Organization of training for health workers, counsellors about cigarette addiction counseling, Detox method.

2. the people's committees of all levels have the responsibility to create favorable conditions for the activity of detoxification and Detox advice.

3. Agencies, organizations, individuals are responsible for mobilizing people of tobacco use in the organs, organizations and voluntary family tobacco addiction.

Chapter III MEASURES to CONTROL TOBACCO SUPPLY article 19. Tobacco business management 1. The tobacco business is business lines have the condition. The Organization, personal sale, processing, importing tobacco; the production, sale and import of cigarettes must have a license by the competent State bodies.

2. The Minister of Finance shall prescribe a minimum price for cigarettes consumed in Vietnam.

3. The Government specifies the license sale, processing, importing tobacco; the production, sale and import of tobacco prescribed in clause 1 of this article.

Article 20. Tobacco business planning 1. Tobacco business planning is consistent with the goal of developing socio-economic, policy and legislation, combating the harmful effects of cigarettes to gradually reduce the supply of tobacco, in line with the reduction in demand for cigarettes and to gradually convert the lines to tobacco growers , tobacco production workers.

2. Ministry of industry and trade, in collaboration with the Ministry of construction and related industries, the Prime Minister approved the tobacco business planning of the country, including the planning of tobacco, tobacco production planning, plans for the sale of tobacco.

3. the people's committees of provinces and cities under central Government approval and implementation planning of the tobacco, plans for the sale of local tobacco suit with cigarette business plan prescribed in this article.

Article 21. Investment control of tobacco production 1. The investment in planting tobacco, raw material processing and tobacco production is consistent with the master plan has been the competent State agencies for approval.

2. The new construction investment, investment expansion, enhance the capacity of the production facilities to tobacco consumption in water should not exceed the allowed total output of tobacco industry produced before this law is in effect.

3. Projects with foreign investment of tobacco production must ensure the following conditions: a) venture, in partnership with the business already has a license to produce tobacco;

b) constitute the national State dominated in the Charter capital of the enterprise;

c) satisfy the conditions to produce tobacco under government regulations.

4. The contract ceded ownership of the tobacco manufacturing industry only made at the enterprise there was tobacco production license after the Prime Minister agreed in writing.

5. Contract for export of tobacco, cigarette manufacturing exports are not counted in production of cigarettes is allowed to produce consumed in the country and can only be made at the enterprise there was tobacco production license after the Minister of industry and trade agreed in writing.

6. The investment in tobacco production and processing to export excess output of production allowed the base to be the Minister of industry and trade agreed in writing.

Article 22. Control of tobacco consumption in the production of water 1. Control of tobacco consumption output in the country including the following measures: a) the management of tobacco production were manufactured and imported;

b) stamping or printing code, the bar code on the package of tobacco;

c) air capacity management, specialized equipment, tobacco;

d) material management book, paper and tobacco cigarettes;

DD) manage the source, the move and the legality of tobacco.

2. The Minister of industry and trade announced publicly the yields were manufactured and imported cigarettes for consumption in the country of each business line with the capacity of production and the needs of the market.

3. The Government specifies the management measures, specialized equipment, raw materials and tobacco cigarette book paper.

Article 23. National technical regulation on tobacco


1. Cigarettes manufactured, imported for consumption in Vietnam must ensure compliance with national technical regulation of cigarettes and tobacco on the basis of standards that manufacturers have announced.

2. Production base, imported cigarettes must comply with the following requirements: a) announced the standard basis of tobacco;

b) guarantee by tobacco production base, imports consistent with national technical regulation of cigarettes and tobacco on the basis of standards that manufacturers have announced;

c) regular checking and responsible for conformity of production by tobacco, imported with the national technical regulation, standard base has announced.

3. The Minister of Health issued a national technical regulation on cigarettes.

Article 24. The number of cigarettes in packages, package after 3 years from the date this law takes effect, the number of cigarettes packaged in 1 how cigarettes are not less than 20 cigarettes, cigars and tobacco except cigarettes produced for export.

Article 25. Sale of tobacco 1. The sale of tobacco must meet the following requirements: a) enterprises, wholesale dealers, retail tobacco dealers must have a license to sell cigarettes under the provisions of the Government;

b) responsible person at the point of sale by a wholesale dealer, retail dealer of tobacco should hang sign does not sell cigarettes to persons eighteen years of age; Reseller, retail tobacco not on display than a cosmetic touch, a sack or a box of a tobacco brand.

2. Agencies, organizations and individuals, not organizations, allow or sell tobacco at locations specified in article 11, article 12, except for art. Article 12 of this law; not sell cigarettes outside the gate nursery, preschool, elementary school, middle school, high school, Institute for medical research, hospitals, homes, health centres, health stations, Township, Ward, within 100 yards (meters) from the nearest campus boundaries of that facility.

Article 26. Measures for prevention of tobacco smuggled, counterfeit tobacco 1. Advocacy, education and awareness to people not involved trafficking, transporting, storing, using smuggled cigarettes, counterfeit cigarettes.

2. The organization and ensuring enough human resources, funding, means for tobacco prevention forces smuggled, counterfeit cigarettes.

3. Periodically, regularly inspected, checked and processed tobacco business behavior smuggled, counterfeit cigarettes.

4. Seizure, destruction of counterfeit cigarettes; seizure, destruction of machinery, equipment used to produce counterfeit cigarettes. The destruction must use security measures with respect to the environment. The expense of destruction by the individual, the organization responsible for violations. The case does not identify individuals, organizations violating the destruction funding due to State budget.

5. The processing for smuggled cigarettes are made according to the regulations of the Government.

6. Encourage the spiritual material and for agencies, organizations, individuals have discovered and denounces, accuse the tobacco business behavior smuggled, counterfeit cigarettes.

7. Coordination at the provincial level, national level with countries that share borders and countries involved in the prevention of smuggled cigarette business, fake cigarettes.

Article 27. Responsible for prevention of tobacco smuggled, counterfeit tobacco 1. Minister of industry and trade, Minister of finance, the Minister of public security, the Minister of national defence, the Minister of health in the scope of the task, their powers are responsible for organizing the work of smuggled tobacco prevention, tobacco.

2. the people's committees of all levels have the responsibility to host, in cooperation with relevant agencies, local organizations, steer, deployed forces and assigned specific responsibility for the relevant agency to perform prevention of tobacco smuggled, counterfeit cigarettes.

3. The Minister of finance, Chairman of the provincial people's Committee, central cities have the responsibility of ensuring the funding for tobacco prevention works smuggled, counterfeit cigarettes.

Chapter IV the CONDITIONS to GUARANTEE prevention of the HARMFUL EFFECTS of TOBACCO Article 28. Established funds, against the harmful effects of tobacco 1. Funds, against the harmful effects of tobacco (hereinafter referred to as the Fund) is the National Fund, the Ministry of health and the State of the financial management of the Ministry of finance. The Fund is the State financial institution has legal personality, a seal and have your own account.

2. The Fund is administered by a Management Board. Interdisciplinary Management Council composed of the President, the Vice President and Commissioners. The Chairman is the Minister of health, the Vice President is the head of the Ministry of finance, the Commissioner is to represent industry leaders, the Ministry of education and training, the Ministry of information and communication and representatives of agencies, organizations, other relevant individuals.

3. The Prime Minister decided to establish, approve the Charter organization and operation of the Fund.

4. Periodically 2 a year, the Government report to Congress on the results of operations and the management and use of funds.

Article 29. The purpose and tasks of the Fund 1. Active funds not for the purpose of profit, has the function of mobilizing, coordinating and providing the financial resources of the Fund for the prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco on a national scope.

2. The Foundation has the mission to support the following activities: a) media about the harmful effects of tobacco and prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco suit each group object;

b) build, deploy the models of the community, the Agency held no tobacco smoke; develop and replicate effective models;

c) organized the campaign, initiative on prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco based on the community; consulting the Organization places reserved for smokers in public places;

d) Organization of tobacco addiction;

DD) build, deploy the models point about tobacco addiction and community-based development, multiply the effective model;

e) research launched the evidence serves for prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco;

g) construction, operational support, capacity building training for the network of collaborators working on prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco;

h) build the content and organization of education about the harm and prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco on educational programs consistent with the levels of learning;

I) made the conversion solution lines for tobacco growers, tobacco processing, the production of tobacco.

Article 30. The source establishment and the principle use of Funds 1. The Fund is formed from the following sources: a) mandatory contributions of production base, imported cigarettes are calculated according to a percentage (%) on special consumption tax rates according to the roadmap: 1.0% from 1 may 2013; 1.5% from May 1, 2016; 2.0% from May 1, 2019. Contributions are required to be filed, along with the special consumption tax due production base, imported cigarettes dehiscent, self, self, filed into the account of the Fund;

b) funding, voluntary contributions of organs, organizations and individuals in the country and abroad;

c other legal revenues).

2. The Fund is used according to the following rules: a) the Fund is used only for the tasks specified in paragraph 2 to article 29 of this law and point e this paragraph;

b) genera of content Funds based on the annual activity plan, program, short term, long term strategy, the priority objectives of each stage were interdisciplinary Management Board approval;

c) Fund made an annual audit in accordance with the law;

d) publicity and transparency;

DD) ensure the efficient use of financial resources of the Fund;

e) administrative management costs as stipulated by the Prime Minister.

Article 31. Processed in violation of the law on the prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco 1. Agencies, organizations, individuals with violations of the law on prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco, then depending on the nature and extent of the violation that severely disciplined, sanctioning administrative violations, if the damage is compensated according to the provisions of the law; individuals may suffer prejudice criminal liability under the law.

2. The handling of administrative violations in the field of prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco is made according to the provisions of law handling administrative violations.

Article 32. Responsible for violating the law on the prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco 1. Competent handling of administrative violations are responsible for checking, timely detection and handling of violations of the law on prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco; If tolerate, cover, not processed or not processed in time, incorrect rules depending on the nature and extent of the violation which dealt with according to the provisions of the law.

2. The Ministry of health has the responsibility to organize the handling of administrative violations with respect to smoking behaviour in place regulations prohibited and violations of the law on prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco in the field are assigned charge.

3. The Ministry of public security is responsible for organizing the handling offense for smoking behavior in the place smoking bans and violations of the law on prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco in the field are assigned charge.

4. Ministry of industry and commerce is responsible for chairing, in coordination with the ministries concerned organized the handling of administrative violations with respect to business behavior smuggled cigarettes, fake cigarettes in the field are assigned charge.

5. The Ministry of defence is responsible for chairing, in coordination with the ministries concerned organized handling breaches of business behavior smuggled cigarettes, fake cigarettes in the border area and the field was assigned charge.

6. The ministries, ministerial-level agencies are responsible, in coordination with the relevant ministries to organize the handling of administrative violations of prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco in the field are assigned charge.


7. the people's committees of all levels have the responsibility to host, in cooperation with agencies, organizations related to organization, direction, deployment and assigned specific responsibility for organizations and individuals involved in the handling of administrative violations for violations of regulations on smoking in places have regulations banning trading of smuggled cigarettes, counterfeit cigarettes. Chairman of people's Committee of social responsibility, held the sanction against acts of smoking in public places have regulations banning in management.

8. Bodies, competent person inspected, examined the implementation of the law on the prevention of the harmful effects of tobacco regulation in the 2, 4, 6 and 7 of this article, if discovered violating the signs of crime must then transfer the bodies conducting proceedings to prejudice criminal liability under the law.

Chapter V ENFORCEMENT PROVISIONS Article 33. Effect of this Law has effect from January 1, 2013.

Article 34. Transfer terms, tobacco boxes, cosmetic touch is produced, imports for consumption in Vietnam under the provisions of the legislation on labelling, health warnings printed on this Law before the force will not be used after 6 months from the day this law is in effect.

Article 35. Detailing and guiding the implementation of government regulation details, guide the implementation of the articles, be delivered in terms of law.

This law was the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam locked XIII, session 3 through 18 June 2012./.