Last updated: March 6, 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.
(e.g., seizure of the product, publication of the violation/violator)
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.