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Cambodia

Tobacco Control Policies

Cambodia became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on February 13, 2006.

Smoke Free Places: Smoking is prohibited in all indoor workplaces and indoor public places except for airports, which may have designated smoking rooms. All public transportation is smoke free. Several outdoor locations are smoke free, including anywhere on the grounds of health facilities, educational facilities, nurseries, public parks, religious facilities, museums, and historical and cultural facilities.

Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship: Most forms of tobacco advertising and promotion are prohibited. However, the display of tobacco products is allowed at point of sale with the restriction that only one pack of each brand may be displayed. In addition, some indirect forms of promotion, such as retailer incentive programs, may escape the ban. Although sponsorship by the tobacco industry is not completely prohibited, publicity of the sponsorship is prohibited.

Tobacco Packaging and Labeling: All tobacco product packaging must display a pictorial health warning covering 55 percent of the front and back panels of the package. There are two authorized warnings, which must be printed simultaneously in equal numbers and updated once per year. Misleading terms, such as "light," "mild," "vitamins," and "caffeine," are prohibited on tobacco packaging but other misleading packaging (e.g., colors, numbers, and symbols) is not 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 Cambodia 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?
  • No
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
  • No
  • Point-of-sale advertising
  • Yes
  • Paid placement in media
  • Yes
  • Retail product display
  • No
  • Financial sponsorship, including corporate social responsibility
  • No
  • 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
  • 2
  • Warnings include a picture or graphic
  • Yes
  • Warnings required to rotate
  • Yes
  • % of principal display areas covered (front and back)
  • 55%
  • Warnings are written in the principal language(s)
  • Yes
  • Front
  • 55%
  • Ban on misleading packaging and labeling
  • No
  • Back
  • 55%
  • Health warnings on smokeless tobacco products
  • Yes
Tobacco Taxation and Price
  • PRICE OF MOST SOLD BRAND, PACK OF 20 CIGARETTES
  • TAXES ON MOST SOLD BRAND (% OF RETAIL PRICE)
  • In country currency
  • KHR
  • 2000.00
  • Total taxes
  • 25%
  • In US dollars
  • USD
  • 0.49
  • Total excise
  • 13%

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: April 14, 2021