Last updated: September 17th 2019


Enforcement Agency

Content regulation

Fine, Business License Suspension or Revocation, Jail, Other
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
Entities that can be held responsible:

Manufacturers, importers


While the law does not regulate or authorize regulation of cigarette contents, it does provide penalties for a violation of such regulation. A violation of emissions and ingredients regulations is subject to imprisonment from 1 to 5 years and a fine 10,000,000 to 500,000,000 FCFA. In addition, non-complying products may be confiscated and destroyed, a license or permit may be revoked, and the punishment may be publicly disclosed.

To align with FCTC Art. 9 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Guidelines, the law should regulate the contents of tobacco products and impose sanctions for violations.

Disclosure requirement

Not Applicable

The law does not require disclosure by manufacturers or importers of information on the contents or emissions of their cigarettes; therefore, there are no specified penalties.

To align with FCTC Art. 10 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Guidelines, the law should require disclosure and impose sanctions for disclosure violations.