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27th June 2023
Argentina: Regional organisations the Salta Tobacco Chamber (CTS) and Misiones Tobacco Planters Association (APTM) have reportedly presented an administrative appeal to challenge Decree 565/2023, which came into force in March, banning the importation, distribution, sale and promotion of heated tobacco products.
17th May 2023
Argentina: The government has sent Congress a proposal to adhere to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC). Argentina signed the convention in September 2003, but is one of the few countries in the world that has not ratified it. Among other things, the FCTC tackles the advertising, labelling and taxation of tobacco products.
11th April 2023
Argentina: Following the recently-issued Decree 565/2023 prohibiting the importation, distribution, sale and any form of promotion and sponsorship of heated tobacco products, two Congress members from the ruling coalition presented a bill last week seeking to overrule the ban and regulate heated tobacco products by including them in the tobacco law.
3rd April 2023
29th March 2023
Argentina: A Health Ministry decree came into force yesterday, banning the importation, distribution, sale and advertising of heated tobacco devices and consumables. An official ministry statement said that although heated tobacco products were promoted as low-risk products, “so far no independent study has shown that they are harmless to health. On the contrary, some investigations have verified that they contain many of the toxic substances that common cigarettes have, in some cases in a higher degree of concentration.”
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