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1st Session of the 9th Parliament

The Tobacco Control Bill, 2008

AN ACT to prevent tobacco use by young people; enhance public awareness of the hazards of tobacco use and ensure that consumers are provided with information to make more fully informed decisions about using tobacco; protect individuals from exposure to tobacco smoke; prohibit or restrict promotional practices; prevent illegal conduct, including but not limited to smuggling; provide for regulation of tobacco products to mitigate against the harmful effects of tobacco; provide for sufficient regulatory flexibility to respond to new technological and scientific innovations and findings and to changes in consumer behaviours; create a national co-ordinating institution for tobacco control and provide for other related matters and purposes.

The purpose of this Bill is to implement the requirements contained in the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control which Trinidad and Tobago signed on 27th August, 2003 and ratified on 19th August, 2004 and which entered into force on 27th February, 2005. The Bill must be passed by a special (three-fifths) majority in both Houses. After being passed the resulting Act will require proclamation.

Related: Special Select Committee of the Senate - The Tobacco Control Bill, 2008

Bill No.: Senate Bill 6 of 2008
Introduced in: The Senate
Introduced by: Senator the Honourable Jerry Narace [Minister of Health]
Introduced on: 22-Apr-2008
Published in Gazette on: 12-May-2008, Vol.47 No.71
22-Apr-2008 1st Reading PDF icon (116.9 kb) | Hansard PDF icon (394.6 kb)
Sen. the Hon. Jerry Narace [Minister of Health]
Bill as introduced in the Senate
18-Nov-2008 2nd Reading | Hansard PDF icon (292.3 kb)
Sen. the Hon. Jerry Narace [Minister of Health]
Sen. Dr. Adesh Nanan [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Helen Drayton [Independent Senator]
Sen. Cindy Devika Sharma [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Prof. Ramesh Deosaran [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Hazel Manning [Minister of Local Government]
Sen. the Hon. Jerry Narace [Minister of Health]
18-Nov-2008 Referred to Committee | Hansard PDF icon (292.3 kb)
Special Select Committee of the Senate
09-Dec-2008 Committee Report Laid | Hansard PDF icon (263.2 kb)
Sen. the Hon. Jerry Narace [Minister of Health]
Report of the Special Select Committee
16-Dec-2008 Bill Lapsed
Bill to be reintroduced in the 2nd Session.
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