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Last updated: December 20th 2019

Duties / Penalties

Duty Imposed Upon Business Owners / Employers / Supervisors
Duty Imposed
Sanction(s)
 

Post signs

Yes
None
Analysis

Officials of the places where smoking is prohibited are obliged to install “appropriate and visible … warning signs designed by the Ministry of Public Health.” However, no penalties are provided for a violation of this duty.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should impose penalties for violations of the duty to post signs.

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Remove ashtrays

No
None
Analysis

The law does not impose a specific duty upon business owners, employers, and supervisors to remove ashtrays from the premises.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should impose a duty upon the owner, manager, or other person in charge of the premises to remove ashtrays from the premises.

Steps to require a person to stop smoking (e.g., warn, discontinue service, call authorities)

Yes
None
Analysis

The law imposes a duty on officials of smoke-free premises to take “appropriate measures to prevent the use” of tobacco products. However, no penalties are provided for a violation of this duty.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should impose penalties for violations of the duty to take steps to prevent the use of tobacco products.

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Duty Imposed Upon Smokers
Duty Imposed
Sanction(s)
 

Not to smoke where prohibited

Yes
Fine
Analysis

The law imposes fines on those who attempt to use cigarettes, water-pipe [tobacco], hookah [tobacco], snuff and other tobacco where prohibited. Those who violate the prohibition shall be fined 300 Afs.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines with respect to the duty to not smoke where prohibited. To more fully align, the law should provide for increasing fines for repeated violations.

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