Implementation and supervision of the National Ordinance Restriction Tobacco Products

ORANJESTAD - Soon after the unanimous approval of the law "National Ordinance Restriction Tobacco Products" in the Parliament in 2021, the authorities started with the policy changes and capacitation of the personnel in charge of supervising the compliance of this law.

Smoking is prohibited  The personnel of the Department of Goods Inspection and Hygiene of the Department of Public Health (DVG) had the Special Investigation Officer (BOA) training, which they recently completed. This training is essential and required by the employees to be able to write reports of encounters infractions when enforcing compliance with this law.

With the approved law and the trained personnel, it is now time to enforce it. Starting on January 1, 2023, the authorities will enforce this law but will provide a transition phase to give tobacco users, businesses, and the community to adapt to this new law. After the transition phase, the departments in charge of the supervision will enforce compliance. They will sanction those who do not comply with the law with a fine. In the upcoming weeks, the DVG will provide more information about the content of this law. With the enforcement of this law, Public Health in Aruba has taken a big step in the direction of prevention and a healthier future.

Breathe freely as the National Ordinance Restriction Tobacco Products is in place.

For more information, please follow the DVG on Facebook Directie Volksgezondheid DVG Aruba, or Instagram directie_volksgezondheid_aruba, or visit their website www.dvg.aw

To contact the DVG, call 5224200 or send an email to servicio@dvg.aw.

The personnel of the Department of Goods Inspection and Hygiene of the Department of Public Health (DVG) who recently completed  the Special Investigation Officer (BOA) training in connection with the implementation and supervision of the National Ordinance Restriction Tobacco Products.      Smoking is hazardous to your health.

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