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Ministry of Public Health Decision No. 0222 Prohibiting Smoking in Ministry Buildings

COMMENTS: Ministry of Public Health Decision No. 0222 is relevant to tobacco control because it banned smoking in all public health related buildings. This includes, but is not limited to a prohibition on smoking in the Ministry of Public Health or any building that runs related services; publicly run hospitals and publicly run institutions that train healthcare professionals.

Order No. 0016 on Health Warnings on Tobacco Product Packaging

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June 8, 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.

Law No. 2006/018 of December 29, 2006 Governing Advertising in Cameroon

COMMENTS: Law No. 2006/018 regulates tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

Ministry of Economy and Finances Circular No. 07/788 on Prohibition of Smoking in All Ministry Structures

COMMENTS: The Ministry of Economy and Finances Circular No. 07/788 on Prohibiting Smoking in Ministry Buildings imposes a duty for all Ministry buildings to become smoke free.

Ministry of Public Health and Ministry of Commerce Administrative Order No. 967 Concerning Health Warnings on Packages of Tobacco Products

COMMENTS: Ministry of Public Health and Ministry of Commerce Order No. 967 regulates tobacco product packaging and labeling measures. This order was replaced by Joint Order No. 0001 of January 3, 2018 Laying Down the Rules for the Packaging and Labeling of Tobacco Products.

Ministry of Secondary Education Circular No. 19/07 on Creating "Smoke-Free Areas" and Anti-Tobacco Clubs in the School Setting

COMMENTS: The Ministry of Secondary Education Circular No. 19/07 creates non-smoking areas and anti-smoking clubs in schools.

Ministry of Higher Education Circular No. 0001 Concerning Tobacco Control in the Central Offices of the Ministry of Higher Education and Public University Institutions

COMMENTS: The Ministry of Higher Education Circular No. 0001 on Tobacco Control in the Central Services Ministry of Higher Education and Public Academic Institutions imposes a requirement for higher educational institutions to be 100% smoke free.

Law No. 2016/007 of July 12, 2016 Relating to the Penal Code

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July 12, 2016

COMMENTS: Law No. 2016/007 of July 12, 2016 governs criminal offenses and penalties.

Joint Order No. 0001 of January 3, 2018 Laying Down the Rules for the Packaging and Labeling of Tobacco Products

COMMENTS: Joint Order No. 0001 of January 3, 2018 Laying Down the Rules for the Packaging and Labeling of Tobacco Products establishes the requirements related to pictorial health warning labels and other aspects of packaging and labeling. Although these requirements were scheduled to enter into force on January 3, 2019, it is our understanding that the government delayed implementation to June 12, 2019.

Guidelines for Placing Health Warnings on Tobacco Product Packaging

COMMENTS: The Ministry of Public Health issued the Guidelines for Placing Health Warnings on Tobacco Product Packaging to assist with implementation of the provisions of Joint Order No. 0001 of January 3, 2018 Laying Down the Rules for the Packaging and Labeling of Tobacco Products. Although the new warnings were scheduled to appear on packaging
beginning on January 3, 2019, it is our understanding that the government delayed implementation to June 12, 2019. The file uploaded is in both English and French.

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of June 12th 2019, unless otherwise noted.