Burkina Faso – Decrees adopted to ensure effective implementation of the 2010 tobacco control act

With a view to ensuring the effective implementation of the country’s 2010 tobacco control act, on 30 October 2011 the Council of Ministers adopted three decrees on:
- the creation, powers, composition and functioning of the National Committee for Tobacco Control. The Committee will be multisectoral in its composition and will assist the Ministry of Health in implementing the WHO FCTC;
- defining and regulating smoking in public places and public transport; and
- packaging and labelling of tobacco products.

The decrees are available here.

More information can be obtained from Dr Nare Narcisse Mathurin, tobacco control focal point, Ministry of Health (nnarcisse2001@yahoo.fr).