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Cape Verde

Tobacco Control Policies

Cape Verde became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on January 2, 2006.

Smoke Free Places: Smoking is restricted to designated smoking areas in certain enumerated public places, including healthcare facilities, educational facilities, places for use by minors, entertainment halls, covered sports halls, and "places for public assembly." Public transportation is smoke free except for outdoor areas of commercial watercraft.

Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship: There is a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising and sponsorship. However, some promotional activity may escape the ban due to the definition of advertising. Although sponsorship by the tobacco industry is not completely prohibited, publicity of the sponsorship is prohibited.

Tobacco Packaging and Labeling: Cigarette packaging must contain "messages which alert the consumer to the harmful effects of tobacco." The law does not specify the size, content, or locations of the messages, or whether rotation is required.

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 Cape Verde are well below these recommendations.   

Smoke-Free Environments - Complete Smoking Ban
  • Health-care facilities
  • No
  • Private offices
  • No
  • Primary and secondary schools
  • No
  • Public transport
  • Yes
  • Universities
  • No
  • Restaurants
  • No
  • Governmental facilities
  • No
  • Bars and pubs
  • No
  • Can subnational jurisdictions enact more stringent smoking restrictions?
  • No
Bans on Tobacco Advertising, Promotion, and Sponsorship
  • Domestic TV and radio
  • Yes
  • Promotional discounts
  • Uncertain
  • Domestic magazines and newspapers
  • Yes
  • Non-tobacco products or services with tobacco brand names
  • No
  • Outdoor advertising
  • Yes
  • Tobacco products with non-tobacco brand names
  • No
  • Point-of-sale advertising
  • Yes
  • Paid placement in media
  • Yes
  • Retail product display
  • Uncertain
  • Financial sponsorship, including corporate social responsibility
  • No
  • Internet advertising
  • Yes
  • Publicity of sponsorships
  • Yes
  • Free distribution
  • Uncertain
Health Warnings on Smoked Tobacco Products
  • Text warnings describe health impacts
  • No
  • Number of published warnings at any given time
  • 0
  • Warnings include a picture or graphic
  • No
  • Warnings required to rotate
  • Uncertain
  • % of principal display areas covered (front and back)
  • 0%
  • Warnings are written in the principal language(s)
  • Uncertain
  • Front
  • 0%
  • Ban on misleading packaging and labeling
  • No
  • Back
  • 0%
  • Health warnings on smokeless tobacco products
  • No
Tobacco Taxation and Price
  • PRICE OF MOST SOLD BRAND, PACK OF 20 CIGARETTES
  • TAXES ON MOST SOLD BRAND (% OF RETAIL PRICE)
  • In country currency
  • CVE
  • 180.00
  • Total taxes
  • 24%
  • In US dollars
  • USD
  • 1.81
  • Total excise
  • 12%

Sources:

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

Tax: WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2017. Available at: www.who.int/tobacco/global_report/2017/en/

Last updated: August 25, 2017