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Djibouti

Tobacco Control Policies

Djibouti became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on October 29, 2005.

Smoke Free Places: Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed workplaces and enclosed public places, with the exception of restaurants and bars where smoking should be restricted to designated areas “unless impossible to do so.” Smoking is also prohibited on all public transport and in outdoor areas of health and educational facilities.

Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship: The law imposes a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising and promotion. All forms of tobacco sponsorship are also prohibited.

Tobacco Packaging and Labeling: The law requires rotating health warnings covering 50 percent of the front and back of the packaging of tobacco products. Warnings on smoked tobacco products include an image/graphic while warnings on smokeless tobacco products are text only. Misleading packaging and labeling, which could include terms such as “light” and “ultra-light” and other signs, 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 Djibouti 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
  • No
  • Governmental facilities
  • Yes
  • Bars and pubs
  • No
  • 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
  • Yes
  • Paid placement in media
  • Yes
  • Retail product display
  • Uncertain
  • 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
  • 11
  • Warnings include a picture or graphic
  • Yes
  • Warnings required to rotate
  • Yes
  • % of principal display areas covered (front and back)
  • 50%
  • Warnings are written in the principal language(s)
  • Yes
  • Front
  • 50%
  • Ban on misleading packaging and labeling
  • Yes
  • Back
  • 50%
  • 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
  • DJF
  • 200.00
  • Total taxes
  • 29%
  • In US dollars
  • USD
  • 1.13
  • 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, 2017. Available at: www.who.int/tobacco/global_report/2017/en/. Updated tax information from Djibouti was not available in the 2019 WHO report.

Last updated: February 10, 2020