Last updated: April 13, 2020
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.
Submission of information is a requirement for registration and re-registration of a tobacco product in Ghana. Manufacture, import, or sale of unregistered tobacco products is punishable by a fine of up to 750 penalty units, imprisonment for up to three years, or both. Continuing offenses are punishable with an additional fine of ten penalty units for each day during which the offense continues.
The law aligns with FCTC Art. 10 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines in that the law imposes sanctions for disclosure violations.