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Last updated: September 26th 2019

Penalties

Activities / Violations
Entities That Can Be Held Responsible
Sanction(s)
 

Advertising and Promotion

Anyone who infringes the prohibition of tobacco advertising
Fine, Jail
Enforcement Agency

With respect to points of sale: Ministry of Public Health; Ministry of Mines, Industrial and Commercial Development and Promotion of the Private Sector; Mayors of communes

Analysis

Anyone who infringes the prohibition of tobacco advertising is liable to imprisonment for twenty (20) days to six (6) months and/or a fine of 50,000 to 5,000,000 Francs CFA. Each day a violation occurs counts as a separate infraction. Further, in certain instances, if the offender derives a financial advantage from the commission of the offense, the court can impose higher fines over and above those prescribed in the law.

In the event that a violation of this law is committed by a corporate entity, the representative thereof, or any other person who has authorized or acquiesced to the offense, shall be considered a co-author of the violation, and will be susceptible to the punishment provided for the infraction in question, regardless of whether or not the corporate entity has taken disciplinary action.

Sponsorship

Anyone who infringes the prohibition of tobacco sponsorship
Fine, Jail
Enforcement Agency

Uncertain

Analysis

Anyone who infringes the prohibition of tobacco sponsorship is liable to imprisonment for twenty (20) days to six (6) months and/or a fine of 50,000 to 5,000,000 Francs CFA. Each day a violation occurs counts as a separate infraction. Further, in certain instances, if the offender derives a financial advantage from the commission of the offense, the court can impose higher fines over and above those prescribed by law.

In the event that a violation of this law is committed by a corporate entity, the representative thereof, or any other person who has authorized or acquiesced to the offense, shall be considered a co-author of the violation, and will be susceptible to the punishment provided for the infraction in question, regardless of whether or not the corporate entity has taken disciplinary action.

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