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Last updated: July 22nd 2015

Introduction

Senegal became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on April 27, 2005.

Smoke Free Places: Smoking is prohibited on public transport and in any enclosed workplace or public place except for in hotels, inns, guest houses, restaurants and airports where designated smoking rooms are allowed. Smoking is also prohibited in religious sites, which may be indoors or outdoors.

Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship: Most forms of tobacco advertising and promotion are banned. There are some restrictions on tobacco sponsorship and the publicity of such sponsorship.

Tobacco Packaging and Labeling: Tobacco product packages must display combined text and picture health warnings on at least 70 percent of each principal display area. Misleading packaging and labeling, including terms such as “light” and “low tar” and other signs, is prohibited. 

Roadmap to Tobacco Control Legislation: Senegal’s tobacco control law, Law No. 2014-14 Concerning the Manufacture, Packaging, Labeling, Sale and Use of Tobacco was enacted March 14, 2014. The law regulates, among other things, restrictions on public smoking; tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and tobacco packaging and labeling. The law also prohibits any interference by the tobacco industry in national health policy.

As of the date of this review, required subsidiary legislation (e.g., implementing decrees and administrative orders) has not been issued by the designated regulatory authority to implement the law.

Review Status

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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