City of Paraná Brazil prohibits exposure of cigarettes at points of sale
City of Paraná-Brazil prohibits exposure of cigarettes at points of sale
The City of Cornelio Procopio (398 km from Curitiba – Parana’s capital), signed the law that forbids the display of cigarette packs and other products in commercial establishments in the city. The ban is unprecedented in the country.
The trade has until the end of October to suit the new law. Failure to comply will result, initially, to a fine of R $ 201.28. In case of recidivism, the penalty will be multiplied, the establishment may have the license suspension and even have the license revoked permanently.
According to PULMAOSA’s Medical Editor ,Dr. Marcos Nascimento, the measure is on according to Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, an International treaty from World Health Organization and signed by Brazil and represents for the first time the sorting of the legislation to the wild marketing of tobacco industry whose exposure in retail outlets along with chocolates, candies and magazines stimulates consumption by youth and children.