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Burkina Faso

Tobacco Control Policies

Burkina Faso became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on October 29, 2006.

Smoke Free Places: Smoking is prohibited in all virtually all indoor public places, indoor workplaces, and on all means of public transportation.

Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship: Most forms of tobacco advertising and promotion are prohibited. Tobacco advertising and promotion through posters within the point of sale are permitted, as long as such materials are not visible from outside the point of sale. Further, the legislation gives the Minister of Health authority to prescribe exceptions with regard to many forms of tobacco advertising and promotion. To our knowledge, no such regulations have been issued as of the date of this review. All forms of tobacco sponsorship are prohibited.

Tobacco Packaging and Labeling: All tobacco product packaging must display health warnings covering at least 60 percent of the main surfaces of the package. Two picture and text health warnings are required to be displayed over 24 months (one per year). Misleading packaging and labeling, including terms such as “light” and “low tar,” is prohibited.

Tobacco Taxation and Prices: The World Health Organization recommends raising tobacco excise taxes so that they account for at least 70 percent of retail prices. Tobacco excise taxes in Burkina Faso are well below these recommendations.   

Smoke-Free Environments - Complete Smoking Ban
  • Health-care facilities
  • Yes
  • Private offices
  • Yes
  • Primary and secondary schools
  • Yes
  • Public transport
  • Yes
  • Universities
  • Yes
  • Restaurants
  • Yes
  • Governmental facilities
  • Yes
  • Bars and pubs
  • Yes
  • Can subnational jurisdictions enact more stringent smoking restrictions?
  • Yes
Bans on Tobacco Advertising, Promotion, and Sponsorship
  • Domestic TV and radio
  • Yes
  • Promotional discounts
  • Yes
  • Domestic magazines and newspapers
  • Yes
  • Non-tobacco products or services with tobacco brand names
  • Yes
  • Outdoor advertising
  • Yes
  • Tobacco products with non-tobacco brand names
  • Yes
  • Point-of-sale advertising
  • No
  • Paid placement in media
  • Yes
  • Retail product display
  • Yes
  • Financial sponsorship, including corporate social responsibility
  • Yes
  • Internet advertising
  • Yes
  • Publicity of sponsorships
  • Yes
  • Free distribution
  • Yes
Health Warnings on Smoked Tobacco Products
  • Text warnings describe health impacts
  • Yes
  • Number of published warnings at any given time
  • 1
  • Warnings include a picture or graphic
  • Yes
  • Warnings required to rotate
  • Yes
  • % of principal display areas covered (front and back)
  • 60%
  • Warnings are written in the principal language(s)
  • Yes
  • Front
  • 60%
  • Ban on misleading packaging and labeling
  • Yes
  • Back
  • 60%
  • Health warnings on smokeless tobacco products
  • Uncertain
Tobacco Taxation and Price
  • PRICE OF MOST SOLD BRAND, PACK OF 20 CIGARETTES
  • TAXES ON MOST SOLD BRAND (% OF RETAIL PRICE)
  • In country currency
  • XOF
  • 750.00
  • Total taxes
  • 42%
  • In US dollars
  • USD
  • 1.34
  • Total excise
  • 26%

Sources:

SF, APS, PL: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Legal Website. Available at: www.tobaccocontrollaws.org

Tax: WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2019. Available at: https://www.who.int/tobacco/global_report/en/

Last updated: September 14, 2021