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 ACTS TO RELATE WITH THE SMOKING HABIT

 

Acts

Purpose

Date

Organizations Responsible to Accomplish the Act

Act No. 40

To regulate the practice of smoking in certain public and private places; provide for the designation of smoking areas; empower the Secretary of Health to establish and adopt rules and regulations to implement this Act, and to impose penalties.

August 3, 1993

Department of Health

Act No. 133

To amend Section subsection (j) of Section 2 and subsection (g) of Section 3 of Act No. 40 of August 3, 1993, known as “Act to Regulate Smoking in Certain Public and Private Places”, in order to protect our children when they participate in children’s activities in certain places.

August 13, 1996

Department of Health

Act No. 11

To amend Sections 2, 3, 4 and 9 o f Act No. 40 of August 3, 1993, as amended, known as the “Act to Regulate the Practice of Smoking in Determined Public and Private Places”, in order to define “retail sales gasoline service station”; to expressly prohibit the practice of smoking in gasoline service stations; to required the installation of signs to notify said prohibition and the penalties in cases of non compliance; and to impose penalties for violations to this Act.

January 6, 1998

Department of Health

Act No. 188

To add a new subsection (o) to Article 3 of Act No. 40 of August 3, 1993 , as amended, in order to prohibit the practice of smoking in certain establishments or institutions to take care of elderly people.

August 24, 1998

Department of Health

Act No. 287

To add a new subsection (m) to Section 2 and a new subsection (n) to Section 3 of Act No. 40 of August 3, 1993, as amended, better known as the Act to Regulate the Practice of Smoking in Certain Public and Private Places, in order to define public and private recreational installations; and to expressly prohibit the practice of smoking in public and private recreational installations.

August 21, 1999

Department of Health

Act No. 62

To regulate the publicity and promotion of every product manufactured with tobacco in certain places to which a minor under eighteen (18) years of age may be exposed; authorize the Secretary of Department of Consumer Affairs to establish and adopt the rules and regulations needed to implement this Act; and to impose penalties.

August 5, 1993

Department of Consumer Affairs

Act No. 128

To amend Section 4 of Act to correct the exploitation of age minors to approve February 25, 1902 and amend by the Act No. 96 June 1955 and amend Section 4-A of the Act No. 84 June 26, 1964.

This Act establishes the prohibition to sell, dispense, distribute and donate cigarettes or cigars to minor under eighteen years of age.

December 16, 1993

The Act isn’t mentioned

Act No. 111

To add clause (e) and redesignate clause (e) as clause (f) of Section 2057; and add clause (b) to Section 6088 of Act No. 120 of October 31, 1994, as amended, known as “the Puerto Rico Internal Revenue Code of 1994”; in order to regulate the operation of cigarette vending machines in places where the entrance of minors under eighteen (18) years of age is not restricted; to establish the prohibition to sell, dispense, distribute and donate cigarettes and other similar products to minors under eighteen (18) years of age; to require the showing of identification from the buyers of cigarettes in certain cases; to empower the Secretary of the Treasury to approve the regulations needed to implement the provisions of this Act; and to establish penalties.

September 3, 1997

Department of Treasury

Act No. 204

To prohibit the employment, contracting or hiring of minors under eighteen (18) years of age to work, participate in, or devote themselves to publicity, promotional, marketing and advertising activities and any other activities addressed to promote the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages and tobacco-related products; to authorize the Secretary of Labor and Human Resources, in coordination with the Secretary of the Department of Justice, to adopt the measures needed to enforce the Law; and to impose penalties.

August 7, 1998

Labor and Human Resources Department in coordination with the Justice Department

Act No. 173

To create the “Children’s Trust”, attached to the Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico; establish its purpose, functions and powers; designate the Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico as trustee; and establish penalties.

July 30, 1999

Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico

Act No. 006

To prohibit sales of candies that simulate cigarettes and located not less than 100 meter from a school or a day care center; and to be penalized for violation of the law.

January 4, 2000

The Act isn’t mentioned

Act No. 401

To regulate the responsibility of the tobacco product manufacturer with the Puerto Rico Government and to establish penalties.

September 9, 2000

The Act isn’t mentioned

Act No. 63

To amend the first paragraph of the Section 2009 of Act No. 120 of October 31, 1994, as amended, better known as “Código de Rentas Internas de Puerto Rico of 1994” in order to increase the cigarette tax.

May 16, 2002

Department of Treasury

 

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