The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

Senegal passes tobacco control law!

Advocates are celebrating after Senegal passed its first tobacco control law on 14 March.

The law includes numerous provisions, including:

  •  A ban on all tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship;
  • Increased tobacco taxes, with revenues used to finance tobacco control;
  • A ban on smoking in public places, except bars, hotels and airports;
  • Graphic health warnings covering 70 percent of the front and back of cigarette packs.

Additionally, the law permits civil society organisations to file a legal complaint against violations of the law.

The law imposes fines of up to US$100 for smoking in public and more than $400,000 for violating the advertising ban.




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