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Last updated: September 18th 2019

Duties / Penalties

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

Post signs

Yes
Fine, Business License Suspension or Revocation
Analysis

Businesses/employers that fail to post no-smoking signs are subject to a fine of one million (1,000,000) to five million (5,000,000) FCFA. Fines may be doubled for repeat violations. Operating licenses may also be withdrawn.

An administrative order establishes the specifications of required signs.

The provisions align with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines in that it imposes a duty to post signs, provides for a range of penalties for failure to do so, and higher penalties for repeat violations.

Remove ashtrays

Yes
Fine, Business License Suspension or Revocation
Analysis

There is a duty imposed upon business owners, employers, and supervisors to remove ashtrays from the premises. Businesses/employers that fail to remove ashtrays are subject to a fine of one million (1,000,000) to five million (5,000,000) FCFA. Fines may be doubled for repeat violations. Operating licenses may also be withdrawn.

The decree aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines in this regard.

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

Yes
Fine, Business License Suspension or Revocation
Analysis

The decree requires a business owner or employer to take specific steps to stop a person from smoking.

Businesses/employers that fail to carry out these steps are subject to a fine of one million (1,000,000) to five million (5,000,000) FCFA. Fines may be doubled for repeat violations. Operating licenses may also be withdrawn.

The decree aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines in this regard.

Duty Imposed Upon Smokers
Duty Imposed
Sanction(s)
 

Not to smoke where prohibited

Yes
Fine
Analysis

The law imposes a fine of one hundred thousand (100,000) to five hundred thousand (500,000) FCFA on individuals that violate smoking prohibitions and restrictions.

The law aligns with FCTC Art. 8 and the FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines in this regard.