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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

of October 5, 2011 No. ZRU-302

About restriction of distribution and the use of alcoholic and tobacco products

Accepted by Legislative house on June 27, 2011

Approved by the Senate on August 26, 2011

(as amended on 12-10-2021)

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Purpose of this Law

The purpose of this Law is regulation of the relations in the field of restriction of distribution and the use of alcoholic and tobacco products.

This Law is directed to protection of health of citizens, first of all persons which did not reach twenty-year age, from harmful effects of the use of alcoholic and tobacco products, the social and other negative consequences connected with it, and also creation of organizational and legal conditions of forming and approval in the society of healthy lifestyle.

Article 2. Legislation on restriction of distribution and use of alcoholic and tobacco products

The legislation on restriction of distribution and use of alcoholic and tobacco products consists of this Law and other acts of the legislation.

If the international treaty of the Republic of Uzbekistan establishes other rules, than those which are stipulated by the legislation the Republic of Uzbekistan about restriction of distribution and the use of alcoholic and tobacco products then are applied rules of the international treaty.

Article 3. Basic concepts

In this Law the following basic concepts are applied:

alcoholic products - food products with volume fraction of ethyl alcohol more than one and a half percent, made with use of the cognac or rectified ethyl alcohol, wine materials and (or) alcohol-containing food products;

prevention of negative impact of the use of alcoholic and tobacco products - complex of the social, legal, medical and other measures directed to the prevention and reduction of health hazards of citizens, first of all to youth, their physical, spiritual development, moral foundations of society and other threats connected with the use of alcoholic and tobacco products;

alcoholic dependence - the chronic progressing disease (chronic alcoholism) which is characterized by pathological inclination to alcoholic products, psychosomatic (mental and physical) and social consequences of chronic alcoholic intoxication;

tobacco products - any products made of tobacco or its substitute;

tobacco addiction - the chronic progressing disease (nicotine addiction) which is characterized by pathological inclination to tobacco products, psychosomatic (mental and physical) consequences of chronic nicotinic intoxication;

the medical prevention - information on negative impact of the use of alcoholic or tobacco products on health of the person which is placed on the label of container alcoholic and pack (packaging) of tobacco products.

Article 4. The main directions of state policy in the field of restriction of distribution and the use of alcoholic and tobacco products, prevention of their negative impact

The main directions of state policy in the field of restriction of distribution and the use of alcoholic and tobacco products, prevention of their negative impact are:

realization of the complex legal, economic, social and other measures directed to protection of public health, its protection against harmful effects of alcoholic, tobacco products;

the organization and carrying out the preventive, educational activities directed to spiritual and moral education of citizens, promotion among the population, first of all to youth, healthy lifestyle, the prevention and reduction of the threats to their health connected with the use of alcoholic and tobacco products;

ensuring the state control in the sphere of production and realization of alcoholic and tobacco products, and also implementation of the state programs directed to restriction of distribution and the use of these products, prevention of its negative impact, approval in the society of healthy lifestyle;

creation of effective system of the medical and sanitary help to persons suffering from alcoholic and tobacco addiction;

development of scientific research in the field of prevention of negative impact of the use of alcoholic and tobacco products, and also diagnostics and treatment of alcoholic and tobacco addiction;

creation of organization-legal conditions of broad participation of mass media, non-state non-profit organizations in promotion of healthy lifestyle and implementation of the preventive, educational actions directed to realization of state policy in the field of reduction of the harmful consequences connected with the use of alcoholic and tobacco products.

Article 5. The state guarantees in the field of restriction of distribution and the use of alcoholic and tobacco products

The state guarantees establishment and observance of rules and assessment procedures of safety for life and health of the person of the alcoholic and tobacco products made in the Republic of Uzbekistan or imported on the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The state regulates production and realization, and also establishes import ban of the alcoholic and tobacco products containing harmful to life and health of the person of substance in the quantities exceeding the maximum permissible regulations established by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The state provides according to requirements of the legislation rendering the medical and sanitary help to persons suffering from alcoholic, tobacco addiction and also information access about negative consequences of the use of alcoholic and tobacco products.

Article 6. Realization of preventive measures for restriction of distribution and use of alcoholic and tobacco products

State governing bodies, self-government institutions of citizens, non-state non-profit organizations, the companies, educational and other institutions within the powers realize complex social, organization-legal and other measures for prevention of negative impact of the use of alcoholic and tobacco products, forming in public consciousness of negative attitude to the use of alcoholic and tobacco products.

Chapter 2. Powers of state bodies, self-government institutions of citizens, the companies, organizations and organizations in the field of restriction of distribution and the use of alcoholic and tobacco products, prevention of their negative impact

Article 7. Powers of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the field of restriction of distribution and the use of alcoholic and tobacco products, prevention of their negative impact

Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan:

provides realization of single state policy in the field of restriction of distribution and the use of alcoholic and tobacco products, prevention of their negative impact, claims and realizes state programs in this sphere;

coordinates the activities of bodies of the public and economic board, public authorities on places directed to reduction of the use of alcoholic and tobacco products, promotion of healthy lifestyle among the population;

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