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Guinea

Tobacco Control Policies

Guinea became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on February 5, 2008.

Smoke Free Places: The law prohibits smoking in certain enumerated public places, including government offices, healthcare facilities, educational facilities, sports facilities and stadiums. However, other types of public places - including restaurants, bars, hotels, bus and train stations, and airports - are required to have designated smoking areas. Public transportation is smoke free.

Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship: All forms of tobacco sponsorship are prohibited. The law appears to ban all forms of tobacco advertising and promotion as well. However, due to the lack of definitions for key terms in the law, the exact scope of the ban is uncertain.

Tobacco Packaging and Labeling: The law authorizes one text-only health warning, which must occupy 30 percent of the front and back of the package. Misleading packaging and labeling, which could include terms such as “light” and “low tar” 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 Guinea are well below these recommendations.   

Smoke-Free Environments - Complete Smoking Ban
  • Health-care facilities
  • Yes
  • Private offices
  • No
  • 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?
  • 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
  • Yes
  • Outdoor advertising
  • Yes
  • Tobacco products with non-tobacco brand names
  • Uncertain
  • 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
  • 1
  • Warnings include a picture or graphic
  • No
  • Warnings required to rotate
  • No
  • % of principal display areas covered (front and back)
  • 30%
  • Warnings are written in the principal language(s)
  • Yes
  • Front
  • 30%
  • Ban on misleading packaging and labeling
  • Yes
  • Back
  • 30%
  • 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
  • GNF
  • 3500.00
  • Total taxes
  • 16%
  • In US dollars
  • USD
  • 0.39
  • Total excise
  • 4%

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 Guinea was not available in the 2019 WHO report.

Last updated: October 13, 2017