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Cote d'Ivoire

Tobacco Control Policies

Côte d'Ivoire became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on November 11, 2010.

Smoke Free Places: Smoking is banned in all indoor public places, all indoor workplaces, and on public transport. The procedures for the implementation of smoke free places are to be defined by regulatory enactment, which have not yet been issued.

Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship: The law imposes a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship.

Tobacco Packaging and Labeling: Currently, tobacco product packaging must display a text-only warning on one side panel. Once the health warning requirements under Law No. 2019-676 are in effect, packaging will be required to display combined text and picture warnings that occupy no less than 70 percent of the front and back of the package. The procedures for the implementation of packaging and labeling requirements, including health warnings, under Law No. 2019-676 are to be defined by regulatory enactment, which has not yet been issued.

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 Côte d'Ivoire 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
  • Yes
  • Point-of-sale advertising
  • Yes
  • 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
  • No
  • Warnings required to rotate
  • No
  • % of principal display areas covered (front and back)
  • 0%
  • Warnings are written in the principal language(s)
  • No
  • Front
  • 0%
  • Ban on misleading packaging and labeling
  • No
  • Back
  • 0%
  • 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
  • XOF
  • 700.00
  • Total taxes
  • 33%
  • In US dollars
  • USD
  • 1.25
  • Total excise
  • 16%

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: January 13, 2020