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LAW OF THE AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC

of December 1, 2017 No. 887-VQ

About restriction of consumption of tobacco products

(as amended on 20-11-2020)

This Law according to Item 1 of part 1 of article 94 of the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic determines the legal basis of public health care, promotion of healthy lifestyle, healthy growth and development of children and youth, prevention of addiction to addictions, consumption of tobacco products and activities in the direction of decrease in harmful effects of tobacco smoke on the environment.

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Basic concepts

1.0. The concepts used in this Law designate the following:

1.0.1. tobacco product - the products made of tobacco leaf and its components containing nicotine, active alkaloids including cancerogenic substances and causing addiction to nicotine (cigarettes, cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, pipe tobacco, etc.). All types of hookahs and electronic cigarettes are also equated within this Law to tobacco products;

1.0.2. nicotine - the substance containing in tobacco and pipe tobacco relating to group of alkaloids;

1.0.3. tobacco smoking - the process of consumption of tobacco product causing dependence of organism of the smoker on nicotine as a result of receipt through airways in human body of smoke from tobacco products and doing harm to his health and health of people around, and also polluting the environment;

1.0.4. environmental tobacco smoke - the tobacco smoke containing in atmospheric air of the room in which tobacco smoking including the tobacco smoke exhaled by person performing tobacco smoking is performed or performed earlier;

1.0.5. tobacco consumption - acceptance in organism through airways of vapor resulting from tobacco smoking and also tobacco heatings;

1.0.6. tobacco consumption consequences - damnification of life or to health of the person, the circle of its accommodation as a result of consumption of tobacco and impact of environmental tobacco smoke, and also the medical, demographic, social and economic consequences connected with it;

1.0.7. protection against tobacco consumption consequences - protection of life and human health from impact of environmental tobacco smoke and consequences of consumption of tobacco;

1.0.8. sponsorship of tobacco products - any kind of contribution from producers and sellers of tobacco products in any action serving to sales promotion of tobacco product or consumption of tobacco;

1.0.9. the specially allotted place - the opened or closed territory at the companies, organizations and the organizations irrespective of type of property and form of business, workplaces, means of placement, and also at catering establishments, permitted by the employer or the owner according to this Law for smoking;

1.0.10. means of placement - hotel, the center of rest, sanatorium resort, boarding house, motel, hostel, and also other subjects to placement with possibility of spending the night of physical persons and stay at least within twenty four hours.

Article 2. Legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic on restriction of consumption of tobacco products

The legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic on restriction of consumption of tobacco products consists of the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic, international treaties which the Azerbaijan Republic, the laws of the Azerbaijan Republic "About public health care", "About tobacco and tobacco products", this Law and other regulatory legal acts joined.

Article 3. Basic principles of protection against tobacco consumption consequences

3.0. The basic principles of protection against consequences of consumption of tobacco are:

3.0.1. observance of the rights of citizens in the sphere of protection of their health from impact of environmental tobacco smoke and consequences of consumption of tobacco;

3.0.2. prevention of disease, disability, premature death as a result of impact of environmental tobacco smoke and consequences of consumption of tobacco;

3.0.3. responsibility of the state and municipalities, individual entrepreneurs, legal entities and other structures in providing the rights of protection against tobacco consumption consequences;

3.0.4. system approach in implementation of measures, directed to prevention of impact of environmental tobacco smoke and decrease in consumption of tobacco, continuity and succession in realization of these measures;

3.0.5. priority of interests of preserving life and health over interests of tobacco producers;

3.0.6. ensuring international cooperation of the Azerbaijan Republic in the field of protection from tobacco consumption consequences;

3.0.7. interaction of the state, municipalities, citizens, individual entrepreneurs, the legal entities who are not connected with the tobacco organizations and other structures created according to the legislation;

3.0.8. openness and independence of efficiency evaluation of implementation of measures, directed to prevention of impact of environmental tobacco smoke and decrease in consumption of tobacco;

3.0.9. informing population on harm of consumption of tobacco and harmful effects of okurzhayushchy tobacco smoke.

Article 4. Tasks of the state in the field of protection against tobacco consumption consequences

4.1. Tasks of the state in the field of protection against consequences of consumption of tobacco are:

4.1.1. implementation of state policy;

4.1.2. ensuring rendering according to the legislation on health protection in medical institutions to citizens, foreigners and stateless persons of the medical care sent on the tobacco consumption termination, treatment of tobacco addiction and the diseases arising owing to tobacco consumption;

4.1.3. organization and implementation of the state control;

4.1.4. international cooperation, including conclusion of international treaties;

4.1.5. monitoring of the actions directed to prevention of impact of environmental tobacco smoke and reducing consumption of tobacco, and also informing the population about the realized and (or) planned actions performed for the purpose of determination of scale of consumption of tobacco in the Azerbaijan Republic and reducings its consumption.

4.2. The tasks of the state provided in article 4.1 of this Law are carried out by relevant organ of the executive authority.

Article 5. Tasks of municipalities in the field of protection against tobacco consumption consequences

5.0. Tasks of municipalities in the field of protection against consequences of consumption of tobacco are:

5.0.1. implementation of actions on protection of public health from impact of environmental tobacco smoke in the territory of municipalities and participation on such actions;

5.0.2. informing the population on the realized and (or) planned actions performed for the purpose of determination of scale of consumption of tobacco in the territory of municipalities and reducing its consumption;

5.0.3. monitoring of the actions directed to prevention of impact of environmental tobacco smoke and reducing consumption of tobacco.

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