Last updated: May 30, 2023
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.
Ministry of Commerce, National Committee for Tobacco Control
Violators of disclosure requirements are subject to imprisonment from one to five years, or a fine of 250,000 to 10,000,000 francs, or both. In addition, any product placed on the market without disclosure of required information, or with disclosure of incorrect information, may be seized and destroyed.
The law aligns with FCTC Art. 10 and the FCTC Arts. 9 & 10 Partial Guidelines in that the law imposes sanctions for disclosure violations.