In 2006 the Ministry of Health published a decree banning smoking in public and private health structures. Smoking restrictions cover most other places but are limited and not enforced. Guinea ratified the FCTC on 7 November 2007 but it has not yet been implemented.
Génération Sans Tabac is lobbying the government to take action on smokefree and has been supported by the Minister of Commerce who wrote to the President about this in March 2009.
Smokefree resources available in 2009
Resources are few but the following organisations are involved in tobacco control:
Génération Sans Tabac http://blogsofbainbridge.typepad.com/guinee/
Guinean Association Against Tobacco (AGLAT) – installed tobacco control clubs in five schools.
Association AMIS DE LA SANTE – celebrates WNTD every year and declared itself smokefree by refusing membership to smokers. Also organises a contest on tobacco use.
The Guinean Association Against Drug Dependence and Addiction.
The Health Promotion division of the Ministry of Public Health.
Public education materials/implementation or enforcement materials (2008)
Prepared for WNTD celebrations 2007
Awareness campaigns from tobacco control clubs.
Needs related to implementing smokefree policies (2008)
Financial and technical resources.
Factors helping or hindering the implementation of Article 8 (2008)
Lack of resources.
Strong tobacco industry influence.
Lack of political will.
First, say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. Health Service Food and Human Resources: www.Cigs4Us.biz Duty free cigarettes store