Country Details For Chad
Chad became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on April 30, 2006.
Smoke Free Places: Smoking is prohibited in all indoor public places, indoor workplaces, and in all public transportation. Smoking is also prohibited in some outdoor areas such as outbuildings, courtyards, terraces, and other places that are close enough to indoor places that smoke may pass into the interior.
Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship: All forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship are prohibited.
Tobacco Packaging and Labeling: The administrative order currently in effect requires text-only warnings on the lateral sides of all packages of tobacco products. This warning must be at least 1.5 millimeters in height. Beginning in November 2015, combined picture and text health warnings will be required to cover at least 70 percent of the front and back of tobacco product packaging. Four warnings will be required to rotate over a two-year period. In addition, misleading packaging, including terms such as “light” and “mild” and other signs, will be prohibited.
Roadmap to Tobacco Control Legislation: Following the FCTC treaty’s ratification, Chad enacted comprehensive tobacco control legislation contained in Law 010/PR/2010 on Tobacco Control which went into effect on June 10, 2010. The current legislation contains broad definitions of smoke free places and a broad ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. New packaging and labeling requirements were established by Administrative Order No. 039/PP/PM/MSP/SE/SG/DGAS/DSPELM/15 and will enter into force in November 2015. Until then, however, Administrative Order No. 23/MCIA/MSP/MF/2000 remains in effect.
This country’s legal measures were reviewed by our legal staff in consultation with in-country lawyers or tobacco control experts.
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