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Law No. 85-05 on Protection and Promotion of Health

February 16, 1985

COMMENTS: Law No. 85-05 generally prohibits smoking in public places and provides for subsequent regulations regarding smoke free places and detailing implementation. The law also generally prohibits tobacco product advertising. Note that the English translation contains relevant excerpts only.

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Ministry of Health and Population Order No. 24 on the Establishment of the National Medical Committee on Tobacco Control

July 15, 1999

Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.

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Executive Decree No. 01-285 Determining the Public Places Where the Use of Tobacco is Prohibited, and the Procedures for the Implementation of this Prohibition

September 24, 2001

COMMENTS: Executive Decree 01-285 prohibits or restricts smoking in a number of workplaces, public places, and on public transport and establishes enforcement procedures and penalties.

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Executive Decree No. 01-396 Concerning Regulation of Activities Involving the Manufacture and Distribution of Tobacco

December 9, 2001

Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.

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Executive Decree No. 01-397 Establishing the Quality of Imports of Manufactured Tobacco Products

December 9, 2001

Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.

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Ministry of Health and Population Instruction No. 001 on Implementation of Provisions of Executive Decree No. 01-285

March 10, 2002

COMMENTS: Instruction No. 001 addresses the prohibition of smoking in health institutions and provides details regarding the implementation of the prohibition.

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Ministry of Youth and Sports Administrative Order Setting the Specific Terms for the Implementation in the Domain of Youth and Sports of the Provisions of Executive Decree No. 01-285

September 15, 2002

COMMENTS: The Order addresses the prohibition of smoking in athletic facilities, sports complexes and other areas relating to youth and provides details regarding the implementation of the prohibition.

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Ministry of Communication and Culture Administrative Order Making Areas Available to Smokers in Certain Places in the Sector for Communication and Culture Where the Use of Tobacco Products Is Prohibited

April 6, 2003

COMMENTS: The Order addresses the prohibition of smoking in cultural facilities and provides details regarding the implementation of the prohibition.

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Executive Decree No. 04-331 Concerning Regulation of Activities Involving the Manufacture, Importation, and Distribution of Tobacco Products

October 18, 2004

COMMENTS: Executive Decree No. 04-331 contains sections requiring textual warnings on tobacco product packages.

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Instruction No. 1437 on the Implementation of Executive Decree No. 01-285

June 11, 2005

COMMENTS: Instruction No. 1437 addresses the prohibition of smoking in health facilities.

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Presidential Decree No. 06-120 regarding Ratification of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

March 12, 2006

COMMENTS: Presidential Decree No. 06-120 ratifies the WHO FCTC.

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Ministerial Circular No. 020 Concerning the Implementation of Executive Decree No. 01-285

May 23, 2007

COMMENTS: Ministerial Circular No. 020 addresses the prohibition of smoking in health institutions and provides details regarding the implementation of the prohibition.

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Ministry of Public Health and Hospital Reform Instruction No. 1035 on the Implementation of Provisions of Executive Decree No. 01-285

June 2, 2007

COMMENTS: Instruction No. 1035 addresses the prohibition of smoking in health institutions and provides details regarding the implementation of the prohibition.

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Ministry of Justice Order Laying Down the Rules for the Application of the Smoking Ban in Institutions in the Justice Sector

October 30, 2014

COMMENTS: The Order addresses the application of the restrictions on smoking under Executive Decree No. 01-285 within the institutions of the Ministry of Justice.

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Ministerial Instruction No. 10 of December 4, 2014 Prohibiting Smoking in Health Facilities: "Tobacco-Free Hospitals"

December 4, 2014

COMMENTS: Instruction No. 10 reinforces the ban on smoking in health facilities.

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Ministry of Commerce Order Laying Down the Rules for the Application of the Smoking Ban in Central Government Services and Institutions Falling Under the Ministry of Commerce

November 10, 2016

COMMENTS: The Order addresses the application of the restrictions on smoking under Executive Decree No. 01-285 within the institutions of the Ministry of Commerce, including central government services.

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of December 17th 2018, unless otherwise noted.