Law No. 18-11 on Health

02 Jul, 2018

COMMENTS: Law No. 18-11 on Health includes a section on tobacco control. Measures include a broad ban of tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship; a broad ban on smoking in public places (to be further developed in regulations); health warnings; mandated industry disclosure; and a ban on sales to minors; among others. The English translation contains relevant excerpts only.

Law No. 18-11 repeals Law No. 85-05. However, until implementing details under the new law are issued, the implementing regulations issued under Law No. 85-05 remain in effect. This is particularly relevant for the broad ban on smoking in public places.

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of April 17, 2024 unless otherwise noted.