Last updated: January 13, 2020
Côte d'Ivoire became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on November 11, 2010.
Smoke Free Places
Smoking is banned in all indoor public places, all indoor workplaces, and on public transport. The procedures for the implementation of smoke free places are to be defined by regulatory enactment, which have not yet been issued.
Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship
The law broadly bans tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship, but does not explicitly prohibit point of sale product display.
Tobacco Packaging and Labeling
Currently, tobacco product packaging must display a text-only warning on one side panel. Once the health warning requirements under Law No. 2019-676 are in effect, packaging will be required to display combined text and picture warnings that occupy no less than 70 percent of the front and back of the package. The procedures for the implementation of packaging and labeling requirements, including health warnings, under Law No. 2019-676 are to be defined by regulatory enactment, which has not yet been issued.
Cigarette Contents and Disclosures
The law does not grant the authority to regulate the contents of cigarettes. The law requires that manufacturers and importers disclose to government authorities and the public information on the contents and emissions of their products.
The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products via vending machines and the internet; and within 200 meters of educational facilities, stadiums, healthcare facilities, cultural facilities. In addition, the law prohibits the sale of single cigarettes or small packets of cigarettes. The sale of tobacco products is prohibited to persons under the age of 18.
Roadmap to Tobacco Control Legislation
Law No. 2019-676 of July 23, 2019 on Tobacco Control is the primary source of legislation governing smoke free places; advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and packaging and labeling. A regulatory enactment is required for the implementation of packaging and labeling provisions. As of the date of this review, the regulatory enactment has not yet been issued. Therefore, the warning requirements under Interministerial Order No. 24 remain in effect.
This country’s legal measures were reviewed by our legal staff. No in-country lawyers or tobacco control experts reviewed our analysis.