Last updated: January 13th 2020


Côte d'Ivoire became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on November 11, 2010.

Smoke Free Places

Smoking is banned in all indoor public places, all indoor workplaces, and on public transport. The procedures for the implementation of smoke free places are to be defined by regulatory enactment, which have not yet been issued.

Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship

The law imposes a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship.

Tobacco Packaging and Labeling

Tobacco products must carry a combined text and picture warning that occupies no less than 70 percent of the front and back of the package. The procedures for the implementation of packaging and labeling, including health warnings, are to be defined by regulatory enactment, which have not yet been issued.

Cigarette Contents and Disclosures

The law does not grant the authority to regulate the contents of cigarettes. The law requires that manufacturers and importers disclose to government authorities and the public information on the contents and emissions of their products.

Sales Restrictions

The law prohibits the sale of tobacco products via vending machines and the internet; and within 200 meters of educational facilities, stadiums, healthcare facilities, cultural facilities. In addition, the law prohibits the sale of single cigarettes or small packets of cigarettes. The sale of tobacco products is prohibited to persons under the age of 18.

Roadmap to Tobacco Control Legislation

Law No. 2019-676 of July 23, 2019 on Tobacco Control 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.