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Instructions of the Minister of Health No. 20/10 of 10/05/2005 Relating to the Protection of Non-Smokers and Environment Against Damages and Bad Consequences of Tobacco

May 10, 2005

Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only. The Original Language file is in both Kinyarwanda and French.

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Penal Code (Organic Law Instituting the Penal Code, No. 01/2012/OL of 02/05/2012)

June 14, 2012

COMMENTS: Section 428 of the Penal Code contains the relevant penalties for violators who smoke where prohibited.

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Law No. 08/2013 of 01/03/2013 Relating to the Control of Tobacco

April 8, 2013

COMMENTS: Law No. 08/2013 of March 1, 2013 Relating to the Control of Tobacco regulates smoking in public places, places a few restrictions on tobacco advertising and sponsorship, and details several requirements of tobacco product packaging and labeling. Both the Original Language and the English Language Translation files contain the law in Kinyarwanda, English, and French.

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Ministerial Order No. 20/34 of 09/06/2015 Determining the Content and Design of the Warning to Be Put on the Package of Tobacco and Tobacco Products

June 29, 2015

COMMENTS: Ministerial Order No. 20/34 of June 9, 2015 prescribes the characteristics of health warnings required to appear on all tobacco product packaging. The order also contains other requirements related to packaging and labeling, such as the ban on misleading terms and descriptors. Both the Original Language and the English Translation files contain the law in Kinyarwanda, English, and French.

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Ministerial Order No. 20/33 of 09/06/2015 Determining the Characteristics of Smoking Areas and the Content Which Shall Be Included in the Notice to Be Displayed in the Smoking Area

June 29, 2015

COMMENTS: Ministerial Order No. 20/33 of June 9, 2015 specifies the requirements of designated smoking areas and contains the details of the signage requirements for signaling smoke-free areas and designated smoking areas. Both the Original Language and the English Translation files contain the law in Kinyarwanda, English, and French.

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Ministry of Health Public Notice Banning Waterpipe (Shisha) Tobacco

December 14, 2017

Note: This law has not been reviewed by our legal staff and was not relied upon for purposes of our analysis. We are providing it here for informational purposes only.

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of January 10th 2018, unless otherwise noted.