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Last updated: September 18th 2019

Penalties

Violation
Enforcement Agency
Sanction(s)
 

Content regulation

Not Applicable
None
Analysis

The law does not regulate the contents of cigarettes; therefore, there are no specified penalties.

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

Disclosure requirement

Ministry of Health
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

Analysis

A violation of disclosure provisions is subject to imprisonment from 3 months to 1 year, a fine of 2 million FCFA to 15 million FCFA, or both. In addition, violators may be subject to confiscation and destruction of tobacco products, permit revocation, and publication of offenses. In the case of repeat offenses, fines may be doubled.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 10 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines in that the law imposes sanctions for disclosure violations.