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Togo

Tobacco Control Policies

Togo became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on February 13, 2006. 
 
Smoke Free Places: Smoking is prohibited in all indoor public places, indoor workplaces, and means of public transport except in hotels, restaurants, bars, public bus stations, ferry terminals, ship terminals, railroad stations, and air terminals, where designated smoking areas are permitted.
 
Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship: Virtually all forms of tobacco advertising and promotion are banned. All forms of financial or other tobacco sponsorship are also prohibited.
 
Tobacco Packaging and Labeling: Tobacco product packages must display rotating, text-only health warnings on 65 percent of each principal display area. Misleading terms such as “light” and “low” 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 Togo 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?
  • 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
  • 4
  • Warnings include a picture or graphic
  • No
  • Warnings required to rotate
  • Yes
  • % of principal display areas covered (front and back)
  • 65%
  • Warnings are written in the principal language(s)
  • Yes
  • Front
  • 65%
  • Ban on misleading packaging and labeling
  • No
  • Back
  • 65%
  • 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
  • 600.00
  • Total taxes
  • 22%
  • In US dollars
  • USD
  • 1.07
  • Total excise
  • 6%

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: September 18, 2019