Last updated: April 25th 2019


Burundi became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on February 20, 2006.

Smoke Free Places

Smoking is banned in all indoor public places, all indoor workplaces, and on public transport. In addition, the law prohibits smoking in outdoor places where others are exposed to tobacco smoke.

Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship

The law imposes a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising and promotion. Although publicity of sponsorship by the tobacco industry is prohibited, financial or other sponsorship by the tobacco industry has some restrictions.

Tobacco Packaging and Labeling

Tobacco products must carry a combined text and picture warning that occupies no less than 50 percent of the front and back of the package. The rotation requirements are to be determined by order of the Minister of Public Health. As of the date of this review, the Minister of Public Health has not yet issued the orders. Misleading packaging and labeling, including terms such as "light," "ultra light," or "mild" and other signs, are prohibited.

Roadmap to Tobacco Control Legislation

Law No. 1/012 of May 30, 2018 on the Code of the Supply of Health Care and Services is the primary sources of legislation governing smoke free places; advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and packaging and labeling.

Review Status

This country’s legal measures were reviewed by our legal staff. No in-country lawyers or tobacco control experts reviewed our analysis.