Azerbaijan government requires warning messages on e-cigarettes

 

Electronic Cigarette Industry News

 

According to the feed, on July 25 … The Azerbaijani government is requiring all e-cigarettes to be labeled in Azerbaijani with hidden health risks on their packaging in order to meet current laws and regulations, according to Az. The measure is intended to protect the rights and health of consumers and ensure that everyone has the necessary information.

 

The Antimonopoly and Consumer Markets Regulatory Agency, which is affiliated with the State Economy Department (AntiinhisarvəİstehlakBazarınaNəzarətDövlətXidməti), has received a complaint about the lack of key information in the Azerbaijani language on the packaging of e-cigarettes.

 

According to the Azerbaijani Law on Protection of Consumer Rights and Interests, retailers (producers) are required to provide consumers with important and accurate information related to the characteristics of the products they sell, the conditions of their procurement, the use of the products, their storage, and methods of safe handling. In accordance with Article 13, paragraph 1, of the Law, the Law includes the provision of necessary and accurate information to the user, including the provision of necessary and accurate information to the user about the characteristics of the products used, the conditions of their acquisition, the methods and rules for the use, storage and safe operation of the products.

 

In accordance with Article 13, paragraph 3, of the Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the State Language, article 7.4 of the Rules of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Commercial, Public Food, Household, etc. Services and article 5.8 of the Rules of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Commercial, Public Food, etc. Services, the explanations of the labels and names of the products that have been translated into the Azerbaijani language from other languages have to be provided side-by-side with the other languages.

 

In addition, under the Law on Restricted Use of Tobacco Products, all vapes and e-cigarettes are subject to legal restrictions on tobacco products. Under Article 14.3.IV of the Tobacco and Tobacco Products Act, all imported tobacco products, including disposable e-cigarettes, must have a warning message in the Azerbaijani language on their packaging informing the public of the harmful effects on health.