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Last updated: September 17th 2019

Duties / Penalties

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

Post signs

Yes
Fine
Analysis

The law requires that any proprietor or manager of a public space post signs, and any proprietor or manager who fails to post the sign is subject to a fine of 50,000-150,000 Burundian Francs.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines in that it requires the posting of no-smoking signs. However, to more fully align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law or any regulations issued under the law should specify the size, content and format of the no-smoking signs as well as provide a way to report violations.

Remove ashtrays

No
Analysis

The law does not impose a duty upon business owners, employers, or supervisors to remove ashtrays.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 31(b), the law should impose a duty to remove ashtrays.

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

No
Analysis

The law does not specifically impose upon business owners, employers, or supervisors a duty to take steps to require a person to stop smoking.

To align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines, the law should impose upon business owners, employers, or supervisors a duty to take steps to require a person to stop smoking.

Other

Yes
Analysis
Duty Imposed Upon Smokers
Duty Imposed
Sanction(s)
 

Not to smoke where prohibited

Yes
Fine, Jail
Analysis

The law imposes a duty on smokers not to smoke where prohibited. A person who violates the law is subject to seven days in prison and/or a fine of 10,000-50,000 Burundian francs.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines in that it imposes fines on smokers who smoke where prohibited.