REPUBLIC OF LITHUANA                                     
                                 LAW                                            
                                  ON                                            
                           TOBACCO CONTROL                                      
                     OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                               
                                                                                
                                                                                
                              Chapter I                                         
                          GENERAL PROVISIONS                                    
                                                                                
     Article 1. Basic Principles Employed within the Law                        
     Within this Law:                                                           
      tobacco  denotes  a  plant  member  of  the  potato  family               
(Nicotiana)  of  the genus (Nicotiana tabacum, Nikotiana  rustica               
and other varieties);                                                           
      tobacco  products  include materials for smoking,  produced               
from  the potato family tobacco plant leaves (Nicotiana)  of  the               
genus  (Nicotiana tabacum, Nicotiana rustica and other varieties)               
(cigarettes,  cigarillos, Russian cigarettes, pipe tobacco,  low-               
grade  tobacco,  chewing and snuff tobacco) containing  nicotine,               
tar  and  other  harmful substances and also  causing  nikotinism               
(nicotine dependency);                                                          
      tobacco  tar  refers  to  a condensate  of  tobacco  smoke,               
containing carcinogens and other harmful to health substances;                  
      advertisement of tobacco products denotes visual  or  audio               
information  related  to  tobacco products,  smoking  attributes,               
their  production,  domestic trade, import  and  use,  impersonal               
transmission  through  various  means  and  measures,   including               
indirect advertisement of tobacco products, in order to achieve a               
direct or indirect effect in promotion of tobacco products;                     
       indirect   advertisement  of  tobacco  products   includes               
promotion   of   tobacco  product  sales   and   consumption   in               
popularising   the   names  of  tobacco  product   manufacturing,               
importing  or  selling  enterprises,  employing  product   marks,               
symbols or other signs typical of tobacco products, and also  the               
products  and  articles sold in the Republic  of  Lithuania,  and               
other  material information carriers, and services  not  directly               
linked with tobacco products and their consumption;                             
      promotion  of  tobacco products includes actions  involving               
information  and  persuasion, aimed at the consumer,  encouraging               
decision to buy tobacco products;                                               
      control  of tobacco and its products comprises the totality               
of  state  regulation measures established within  this  Law  and               
other  legal acts, aimed at production, import and domestic trade               
of  tobacco products and tobacco advertising intended for use  of               
tobacco  products,  and also to reduce the  harmful  consequences               
thereof, for health and economy.                                                
                                                                                
      Article  2. Purpose of the Law on Tobacco Control  and  the               
          Relations it Regulates                                                
      Purpose  of  the  Law  on Tobacco Control  is  to  decrease               
consumption  of tobacco products and the harmful consequences  to               
population health occasioned thereby.                                           
     This Law shall regulate relations linked to tobacco growing,               
manufacture  of  tobacco  products,  domestic  trade  in  tobacco               
products,   their   keeping,  import,  tobacco  advertising   and               
consumption of tobacco products and establish the foundations  of               
state tobacco control in the Republic of Lithuania.                             
                                                                                
                                                                                
                           Chapter II                                           
       REGULATION OF TOBACCO GROWING, PRODUCT MANUFACTURE,                      
                   DOMESTIC TRADE, AND IMPORT                                   
                                                                                
     Article 3. Principles of Tobacco Control Policy                            
     Principles of State tobacco control policy shall comprise:                 
     1) protection of human rights to life without smoking;                     
     2) protection of human rights to smoke free environment;                   
       3)  reduction  of  smoking  product  availability  through               
taxation;                                                                       
      4)  prohibiting of use of state and local budget funds  for               
growing  tobacco, manufacture of its products and development  of               
domestic trade and import;                                                      
      5)  supplementary use of established portion of excise  tax               
revenues  on tobacco products, for preparation and implementation               
of health programmes;                                                           
      6)  prohibiting of tobacco product advertisement and  sales               
and consumption promotion;                                                      
       7)  increase  public  information  concerning  social  and               
economic  harm  inflicted  upon health  through  smoking  product               
consumption;                                                                    
     8) encouragement of smokers to quit smoking.                               
      Should the relations indicated in part two of Article 2  of               
this  Law  fail  to  be regulated by laws and  should  it  become               
impossible  to  apply  legal acts, and provisions  to  such,  the               
principles listed in part one of this Article shall be applied in               
arising arbitration.                                                            
                                                                                
     Article 4. Tobacco Growing                                                 
       Legal  and  natural  persons,  having  a  licence  issued,               
according  to  the  procedure established by  the  Government  of               
Lithuania, as well as those persons using a plot of land of up to               
100  square meters in size, for their own personal use, shall  be               
permitted  to  grow tobacco without a licence. The Government  of               
Lithuania decides the size of a maximum plot of land for  use  in               
growing tobacco.                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 5. Limitation of Tobacco Product Assortment                        
     Manufacture of snuff and chewing tobacco shall be prohibited               
in Lithuania.                                                                   
                                                                                
     Article 6. Right to Manufacture Tobacco Products                           
     Enterprises in the Republic of Lithuania shall be prohibited               
from manufacture of tobacco products without a licence issued  in               
accordance  with the procedure established by the  Government  of               
the  Republic  of Lithuania, or at its direction,  by  the  State               
Tobacco  and  Alcohol Control Service at the  Government  of  the               
Republic of Lithuania (further - STACA).                                        
      Conditions  and procedure for issuance and  revocation  and               
basis  for  refusal to issue licences for manufacture of  tobacco               
products, shall be established by the Government of the  Republic               
of  Lithuania, based upon this Law and the Law on Enterprises  of               
the Republic of Lithuania.                                                      
                                                                                
      Article 7. Tobacco Product Quality and Requirements  on                   
          Levels of Harmful Substances Contained therein                        
       Quality   indicators  of  tobacco  products,   which   are               
manufactured and (or) sold within the Republic of Lithuania, must               
conform  to  requirements  of  legal  acts  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania,  which  are  prepared and approved  according  to  the               
procedure of the Government of Lithuania.                                       
      Hygiene  norms,  prepared  and approved  according  to  the               
procedure  established  by  the Government  of  Lithuania,  shall               
regulate  the maximum amounts of harmful to health substances  in               
tobacco products.                                                               
      Enterprises  which have manufactured and (or) sold  tobacco               
products,  which  do not meet established quality  demands,  with               
regard  to  amount of substances harmful to health, which  exceed               
the  established  norms, shall be liable in accordance  with  the               
laws or other legal acts.                                                       
      The Government of the Republic of Lithuania shall implement               
control  of  tobacco product quality and hygiene expert  analysis               
indicators to meet normative document requirements, in accordance               
with the established procedure.                                                 
      The Government of the Republic of Lithuania shall establish               
the  principles,  procedure  and valuations  of  tobacco  product               
quality and hygiene expert analysis.                                            
      Should the control institutions, authorised by this Law and               
other  legal  acts,  in  the course of  examining,  according  to               
established  procedure,  samples  taken  from  tobacco  products,               
establish   that  these  samples  do  not  meet  the  established               
requirements, it shall be construed that the entire  shipment  of               
tobacco  products, from which the samples were taken,  shall  not               
meet  established requirements. Tobacco product shipments,  which               
have  been  confirmed by results of the expert analysis performed               
at  the request of control institutions, as having failed to meet               
the  requirements  of this Law and legal acts must  be  destroyed               
according to the procedure established by the Government  of  the               
Republic of Lithuania.                                                          
                                                                                
     Article 8. Requirements of Tobacco Product Import                          
      The  amount  of  tobacco products allowed for  citizens  of               
Lithuania  and  other countries to be brought into Lithuania  for               
personal  use  shall  be  established by the  Government  of  the               
Republic  of Lithuania. Import of snuff and chewing tobacco  into               
the Republic of Lithuania shall be prohibited.                                  
      Enterprises shall be prohibited from import of tobacco  and               
tobacco products into the Republic of Lithuania without:                        
      1) a licence issued by the Government of Lithuania or, upon               
its instruction, by STACA;                                                      
      2) certification (certificate), attesting to the quality of               
each shipment of tobacco products;                                              
      3)  inscriptions in Lithuanian on the sides of the  tobacco               
product  packages, indicating the amounts of the maximum  allowed               
levels of tar and nicotine they contain;                                        
     4) special markings for tobacco products.                                  
      Enterprises shall be allowed to import into the Republic of               
Lithuania  only  such tobacco products, whose harmful  to  health               
substance levels shall not exceed the limits established by legal               
acts of the Republic of Lithuania.                                              
      The Government of the Republic of Lithuania shall establish               
the  conditions  and  procedure for issuance  and  revocation  of               
licences  and  grounds for refusal to issue such  for  import  of               
tobacco  products,  based  upon this Law  and  also  the  Law  on               
Enterprises of the Republic of Lithuania.                                       
      Enterprises holding licences to import into the Republic of               
Lithuania  tobacco or tobacco products, shall be prohibited  from               
transferring according to contract, the right to import such,  to               
other economic subjects, using the names of these enterprises  on               
their transport documents.                                                      
      The Government of the Republic of Lithuania shall establish               
the  procedure  of  special marking of tobacco products  imported               
into Lithuania, and their application.                                          
      Should  the  requirements of this Article be violated,  the               
tobacco products are confiscated and destroyed according  to  the               
procedure established by the Government of Lithuania.                           
                                                                                
     Article 9. Licences for Domestic Trade of Tobacco Products                 
      Wholesale trade in tobacco products shall be permitted only               
with  licences  issued  by  the Government  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania or, upon its instruction, by STACA.                                   
      Retail  trade  in tobacco products shall be permitted  only               
with licences issued in accordance with the procedure established               
by local executive institutions.                                                
      The Government of the Republic of Lithuania shall establish               
the conditions and procedure for issuing and revoking licences to               
trade in tobacco products, and reasons for failure to grant such,               
guided by this Law and the Law on Enterprises of the Republic  of               
Lithuania.                                                                      
                                                                                
      Article 10. Limitations on Tobacco Products Sale and  State               
          Regulation of Their Domestic Trade                                    
      Trade  in snuff and chewing tobacco shall be prohibited  in               
the Republic of Lithuania.                                                      
      The  sale  of tobacco products shall be prohibited  in  the               
Republic of Lithuania:                                                          
       1)   without  a  document  (certificate),  issued  by  the               
manufacturing  enterprise, attesting as to the  quality  of  each               
parcel of these products;                                                       
      2)  if the levels of harmful to health substances contained               
therein  exceed the limits established in the normative documents               
of the Republic of Lithuania;                                                   
     3) when selling (cigarettes, cigarillos, Russian cigarettes)               
by the piece;                                                                   
     4) imported tobacco products without any special marking;                  
      5)  without  inscriptions in Lithuanian on tobacco  product               
package  sides, concerning the tar and nicotine levels  contained               
therein;                                                                        
      6)  without warning inscriptions in Lithuanian  on  tobacco               
product packages about the harmful effect of smoking to health;                 
      7) if the trade marking on tobacco products does not comply               
with  requirements of this Law and legal acts of the Republic  of               
Lithuania;                                                                      
     8) to individuals of up to 18 years of age.                                
      Sellers of tobacco products shall have the right to request               
from individuals purchasing tobacco products, documents attesting               
to their age, should the occasion demand this.                                  
      The Government of the Republic of Lithuania shall establish               
the requirements for contents and form of warning inscriptions on               
tobacco product packages, the space they should occupy and  their               
design and the time limits for their renewal.                                   
     Trade in tobacco products shall be prohibited:                             
     1) in pharmacies, health care and educational institutions;                
      2)  in  market places dealing in children's and  teenager's               
goods only;                                                                     
     3) in vending machine sales;                                               
     4) to individuals of up to 18 years of age.                                
      Locations  where  tobacco products are  sold  must  display               
signs,  warning of harmful to health effect of smoking, informing               
about  prohibiting  the sale of tobacco products  to  individuals               
under 18 years of age and limitations of tobacco product sales as               
established  by  this  Law. The Government  of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania shall establish the texts of warnings and the procedure               
of their inscription and design requirements.                                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
                           Chapter III                                          
                      DECREASE AND CONTROL                                      
                 OF TOBACCO PRODUCT CONSUMPTION                                 
                                                                                
      Article 11. Limiting of Tobacco Product Sales Promotion and               
          Advertising                                                           
      The following promotional practices shall be prohibited for               
enterprises  having  the  right  of  domestic  trade  in  tobacco               
products:                                                                       
     1) to issue part of its production gratis or as a bonus;                   
      2) to apply discounts to owners by way of coupons published               
by the mass media;                                                              
      3)  to  circulate tobacco products or new samples  thereof,               
gratis;                                                                         
     4) to supply tobacco products to lotteries, contests, sports               
competitions, and games as prizes or in conjunction with such;                  
     5) to organise retail trade subject competitions which would               
promote tobacco product sales.                                                  
      The Government of the Republic of Lithuania also shall have               
the right to establish other limits for promotion of their sales,               
to enterprises engaged in domestic trade in tobacco products.                   
      Enterprises  of the Republic of Lithuania and other  states               
engaged  in  tobacco  product  manufacture  and  sales  shall  be               
prohibited   from  sponsoring  of  events  in  the  Republic   of               
Lithuania, for children and teenagers under 18 years of age.                    
      Tobacco advertising shall be prohibited in the Republic  of               
Lithuania.                                                                      
      The Government of the Republic of Lithuania shall establish               
criteria  for  recognition of tobacco advertising,  according  to               
visual  and  audio  information content,  design,  and  means  of               
presentation,  and shall establish the procedure for  control  of               
the ban on advertisement of tobacco products.                                   
      Locations  of tobacco product sales shall be  permitted  to               
furnish  information on specific features, kind, and  quality  of               
tobacco  products  sold  there and the levels  of  the  materials               
harmful to health contained therein.                                            
                                                                                
      Article  12.  Requirements  for Tobacco  Product  Packaging               
          Design                                                                
       The   State  Patent  Bureau  at  the  Ministry  of  Public               
Administration  Reforms  and  Local  Government   Affairs   shall               
establish    labelling   requirements   of   tobacco    products,               
manufactured within the Republic of Lithuania.                                  
                                                                                
     Article 13. Measures for Economic Regulation of Reduction in               
          Tobacco Product Consumption                                           
      Procedure  of customs taxation and excise taxes on  tobacco               
products shall be established by laws and other legal acts.                     
      Excise taxes on tobacco products imported into the Republic               
of  Lithuania and tariffs on those manufactured and sold  therein               
must be differentiated according to the level of tobacco tar they               
contain.                                                                        
      The  Government of the Republic of Lithuania must establish               
excise  tax  supplement surcharges for every additional  unit  of               
tobacco  tar  per  cigarette, for tobacco products,  wherein  tar               
concentration shall exceed the established standards.                           
      Inclusion of tobacco products into the minimum food product               
and  non-foodstuffs assortment in order to calculate the  minimum               
standard of living shall be prohibited.                                         
      State  health care institutions shall provide  health  care               
services to individuals who wish to quit smoking.                               
                                                                                
     Article 14. Restriction of Tobacco Product Consumption                     
     In the Republic of Lithuania smoking shall be prohibited in:               
       1)   all   educational,  development   and   health   care               
institutions, and also halls where sports and other  events  take               
place;                                                                          
      2)  work  places  in  enclosed areas, excepting  specially-               
designated smoking areas;                                                       
     3) common living areas and other common use areas where non-               
smokers may be forced to breathe smoke-polluted air;                            
     4) all types of public transport, with the exception of long-              
distance  trains, which must have separately designated cars  for               
non-smokers and smokers, and also planes;                                       
      5) public places for uniformed officials of the Republic of               
Lithuania,  with  the  exception of specially-designated  smoking               
areas.                                                                          
      Smoking shall be permitted in enterprises, institutions and               
organisations solely in specially-prepared areas (locations), the               
requirements  for  the  setting up  and  use  whereof,  shall  be               
established by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.                     
     Hotels, restaurants and cafes must have areas designated for               
non-smokers.                                                                    
      Local  governments shall have the right to prohibit smoking               
in public places (parks, squares etc.).                                         
      Employers  and  managers  must ensure  that  warning  signs               
concerning smoking restrictions in designated areas are displayed               
in visible places.                                                              
                                                                                
      Article 15. Public Information Concerning Tobacco Products,               
          Dangers of Smoking to Health                                          
      All  educational institutions, following coordination  with               
the  Ministry  of  Health,  must  include  in  their  development               
programmes  information concerning tobacco products,  the  danger               
posed  to  health and healthy environment through their use,  and               
formation  of  a  healthy lifestyle, barring the  way  to  damage               
caused by smoking.                                                              
                                                                                
     Article 16. Tobacco Control Programmes                                     
      The  Government of the Republic of Lithuania shall prepare,               
approve  and  implement  a state tobacco control  programme.  The               
state  tobacco control programme shall be financed from funds  of               
the State Health Fund.                                                          
      Local  governments  shall  prepare  and  implement  tobacco               
control  programmes  for  the purpose of  state  tobacco  control               
programme. Local government tobacco control programmes  shall  be               
funded  from the local health fund monies. The Law on the  Health               
System  of  the Republic of Lithuania, other laws and legal  acts               
establish  the procedure for establishment of local health  funds               
and the procedure for forming funding sources thereof.                          
     Other natural and legal persons and public organisations may               
prepare  other  tobacco control programmes as  well,  and  submit               
proposals concerning their preparation and implementation to  the               
Government   of  the  Republic  of  Lithuania,  National   Health               
Organisation,  STACA and other institutions involved  in  tobacco               
control policy formation and implementation.                                    
      Tobacco  control  programmes  shall  be  prepared,  funded,               
implemented  and  managed  in  accordance  with  the   principles               
established  by  the Government of the Republic of  Lithuania  on               
preparation,  approval,  implementation  and  control  of  health               
programmes.                                                                     
                                                                                
      Article  17.  Statistics  on Tobacco  Product  Manufacture,               
          Trade, Import, Export,  Consumption  and Damage                       
          Inflicted  upon Health and Economy                                    
      The  Government of the Republic of Lithuania shall  approve               
the procedure of tobacco product manufacture records employed  in               
domestic and foreign trade statistics and statistical information               
supply and publication.                                                         
                                                                                
                                                                                
                           Chapter IV                                           
            STATE TOBACCO CONTROL POLICY COORDINATING                           
           AND EXECUTIVE SUBJECTS AND THEIR COMPETENCE                          
                                                                                
      Article  18. Executive Institution System of State  Tobacco               
          Control Policy                                                        
      Ministries,  other  Government of the  Lithuanian  Republic               
institutions,  local  government executive  institutions,  STACA,               
police,  Public Media Board at the Ministry of Justice and  state               
health  care system institutions carry out state tobacco  control               
according  to their competence. Competence of these institutions,               
within the tobacco control area, is established by this and other               
laws and legal acts of the Republic of Lithuania.                               
                                                                                
                            Chapter V                                           
          PROCEDURE FOR THE APPLICATION OF LIABILITIES                          
          FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE LAW ON TOBACCO CONTROL                          
                                                                                
      Article 19. Liability for Violations of the Law on  Tobacco               
          Control                                                               
      Individuals,  having violated requirements of  the  Law  on               
Tobacco Control, shall be held liable in accordance with this Law               
and other laws of the Republic of Lithuania.                                    
                                                                                
       Article   20.  Procedure  for  the  Application   of   the               
          Administrative Liabilities  for  the Violation  of                    
          the  Law  on Tobacco Control                                          
     Officials of institutions authorised by the state shall hold               
citizens   and   officials  administratively   liable   and   set               
administrational penalties according to the procedure established               
by  the laws of the Republic of Lithuania, for violations of  the               
Law on Tobacco Control.                                                         
      Citizens  and  officials  who have incurred  administrative               
liability shall not be relieved of the obligation to rectify  the               
damage  caused to health through violations of the Law on Tobacco               
Control.                                                                        
      Tobacco  products manufactured in the Republic of Lithuania               
or  imported and sold therein, which do not meet the requirements               
established by legal acts of the Republic of Lithuania,  must  be               
confiscated  and destroyed according to the procedure established               
by the Republic of Lithuania Code on Administrative Violations of               
Law.                                                                            
                                                                                
     Article 21. Application of Economic Sanctions for Violations               
          of the Law on Tobacco Control                                         
      The  State  Tobacco  and  Alcohol Control  Service  at  the               
Government  of  the  Republic of Lithuania or the  State  Hygiene               
Inspectorate  at  the State Public Health Care  Service,  or  the               
Quality  Inspectorate  at  the State Competition  and  Consumers'               
Rights  Protection  Service  and the  Mass  Media  Board  at  the               
Ministry  of  Justice,  or  the State  Tax  Inspectorate  at  the               
Ministry of Finance, or the local executive institutions, or  the               
police according to its competition, shall have the right to  set               
penalties  for  enterprises, institutions and  organisations  for               
violations of this Law.                                                         
      Tobacco growing and the manufacture and import of and trade               
in  the products thereof, without an appropriate licence for such               
activity,  incurs  upon  subjects  engaging  in  commercial   and               
economic  activity a penalty of fifty thousand litas.  STACA  and               
local government executive institutions shall set the penalties.                
      Production and sale of tobacco products, without  observing               
the requirements of parts one and three of Article 7, shall incur               
upon the commercial and economic subjects a twenty thousand litas               
penalty,  while  repeated violation of the requirements  of  this               
Article,  within  one year from the previous violation,  a  fifty               
thousand  litas  penalty.  The  State  Quality  Inspectorate   of               
Lithuania,  at  the  State  Competition  and  Consumers'   Rights               
Protection  Service  and the State Hygiene  Inspectorate  at  the               
State  Public  Health Care Service, shall set the  penalties  for               
violation of the requirements of this Article.                                  
       Violation   of   tobacco  product   import   requirements,               
established in paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 of part two, and parts three               
and  five of Article 8 of this Law and also requirements  in  the               
sales  of  tobacco products, established in parts one, two,  five               
and  six of Article 10 of this Law, shall incur a twenty thousand               
litas  penalty  for subjects engaged in commercial  and  economic               
activity.                                                                       
     Violation of these requirements, occurring repeatedly within               
the course of one year from the earlier violation, shall incur  a               
fifty  thousand litas penalty for subjects engaged in  commercial               
and economic activity.                                                          
      Penalties for violations of requirements of this Law  shall               
be set by the following:                                                        
      1) for failure to comply with the requirements of paragraph               
2,  of part two of Article 8, and paragraphs 1 and 7 of part  two               
of  Article 10, by the State Quality Inspectorate of Lithuania at               
the State Competition and Consumers' Rights Protection Service;                 
      2) for failure to comply with the requirements of paragraph               
3 of part two and part three of Article 8, paragraphs 2, 5, and 6               
of  part two of Article 10, by the State Hygiene Inspectorate  at               
the State Public Health Care Service;                                           
      3) for failure to comply with the requirements of paragraph               
4  of  part two, Article 8 and paragraph 4 of part two of Article               
10,  by State Tax Inspectorate at the Ministry of Finance and the               
police;                                                                         
     4) for failure to comply with the requirements of paragraphs               
3  and 8 of part two, Article 10, and parts one, five and six  of               
Article  10,  by  STACA  and  executive  institutions  of   local               
governments.                                                                    
      Chief officers of police commissariats shall have the right               
to set penalties on behalf of the police.                                       
      Promotion  of the sale of tobacco products and  failure  to               
comply  with requirements for use of advertising, established  in               
parts  one,  three  and four of Article 11, shall  incur  a  five               
thousand  litas  penalty for subjects engaged in  commercial  and               
economic   activity,  and  for  repeated  violations   of   these               
requirements,  a  ten thousand litas penalty.  The  Public  Media               
Administration at the Ministry of Justice sets the penalties  for               
these violations.                                                               
                                                                                
     Article 22. Exaction of Cash Penalties                                     
      The  decision of the institutions indicated in part one  of               
Article  21 of this Law, to set a cash penalty for violations  of               
this Law, which indicates the size (sum)of the penalty, shall  be               
submitted to the violator of the legal acts.                                    
     The cash penalty must be paid into the state budget no later               
than  within the course of one month from the day, on  which  the               
decision has been handed to the violators of this Law.                          
                                                                                
      Article 23. Exaction of Unpaid Penalties and Calculation of               
          Penalties for Delinquent Cash Late Charges                            
      Institutions indicated in part one of Article  21  of  this               
Law,  shall  exact without suit delinquent penalties of  economic               
subjects, along with late charges, which shall accrue at the rate               
of 0.2 per cent per day.                                                        
                                                                                
      Article  24. Postponement of Decision to Implement Economic               
          Sanction Application                                                  
      Should circumstances arise which preclude implementation of               
applying an economic sanction without delay, the official  of  an               
institution listed in part one of Article 21, who had adopted the               
decision  in  accordance with the justified  application  of  the               
economic  subjects, regarding whom the decision has been adopted,               
may postpone implementation of decision for a period of up to two               
months.                                                                         
      The Government of the Republic of Lithuania shall establish               
the  bases  for  postponement of decisions on  economic  sanction               
application.                                                                    
                                                                                
      Article  25. Appeal against Decisions on Economic  Sanction               
          Application                                                           
      Economic  subjects who shall not be in agreement  with  the               
decision of institutions indicated in part one of Article  21  of               
this  Law to apply economic sanctions may, within one month  from               
the handing down of a decision, appeal to court, regarding repeal               
of the aforementioned decision or its change, and compensation of               
expenses.                                                                       
       Appeal  to  court  shall  not  suspend  the  decisions  of               
institutions specified in part one of Article 21 of this  Law  to               
apply economic sanctions, unless the court determines otherwise.                
      The  decision of the institution specified  in  part  1  of               
Article  21 of this Law, relative to economic sanctions  for  the               
violations of legal acts, and the grounds thereof shall  be  made               
available to the public.                                                        
                                                                                
     Article 26. Order of Damage Compensation                                   
      Damages received by economic subjects, due to decisions  of               
institutions listed in part one of Article 21 of this Law,  which               
violate  the requirements of this Law, shall be compensated  from               
funds  of  such institutions, and later exacted from the culpable               
individuals.                                                                    
                                                                                
     Article 27. Utilisation of Collected Economic Sanction Sums                
     Funds, which shall be collected by institutions indicated in               
Article  21  of  this  Law, shall be utilised  according  to  the               
procedure established by laws.                                                  
                                                                                
      Article  28. Disputes on Violations of the Law  on  Tobacco               
          Control                                                               
      Disputes arising between legal and natural persons, due  to               
violations  of  this Law and material liability  with  regard  to               
such, shall be resolved in accordance with court procedure.                     
     Disputes arising between the Republic of Lithuania and legal               
and  natural  persons of other states, concerning  violations  of               
this   Law,   shall  be  resolved  according  to  the   procedure               
established  by  the  laws of the Republic of  Lithuania,  unless               
provided for to the contrary in international agreements  of  the               
Republic of Lithuania.                                                          
                                                                                
                                                                                
                           Chapter VI                                           
                      CONCLUDING PROVISIONS                                     
                                                                                
     Article 29. Coming into Effect of the Law on Tobacco Control               
          of the Republic of Lithuania                                          
     Article 4, part two of Article 6, parts one, two, four, five               
and  six  of Article 7, parts three, six and seven of Article  8,               
part  three of Article 9, parts four and six of Article 10,  part               
five  of  Article 11, Article 12, parts two and three of  Article               
13,  part  two of Article 14, parts one and four of  Article  16,               
Article 17, part two of Article 24 and Article 27 of the  Law  on               
Tobacco  Control  of the Republic of Lithuania  shall  come  into               
effect  according  to the procedure established  by  the  Law  on               
Implementation  of  the Tobacco Control Law of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania.                                                                      
                                                                                
      I  promulgate this Law passed by the Seimas of the Republic               
of Lithuania.                                                                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
Algirdas Brazauskas                                                             
President of the Republic                                                       
                                                                                
Vilnius                                                                         
December 20, 1995                                                               
No -1143