Brunei

Brunei Darussalam and the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC):

Date of Ratification
03 June 2004
Entry Into Force
27 February 2005

Article 8 Timeline

27 February 2010

National Law:

Tobacco Order of 2005

(Approved on 13 June 2005)

Notifications:

  • Tobacco (Prohibition in Certain Places) Notification, 2007
  • Tobacco (Prohibition in Certain Places) (Amendment) Notification, 2012

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His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu`izzaddin Waddaulah
Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam

There are those who may argue from the economic standpoint that tobacco is one of the factors that can generate revenue. However, from another perspective, others found as a matter of fact that smoking brings with it grave dangers that pose a threat to health, and indeed life itself.

(Brunei Darussalam International Seminar On Tobacco or Health, 11 July 2002)

When are we going to take stern actions to save society and the country from the dangers of smoking, it is surprising that we continue to promote a healthy lifestyle, exercise and walkathons but at the same time we still allow cigarette smoke to poison homes and the country.

(Royal Birth Titah at Audience and Investiture Ceremony, 15 September 2013)

(Photo Credit: Borneo Bulletin)