The national tobacco control programme started in 2005 when national government adopted Law#3029 that considers the FCTC as national law. A National Tobacco Control Law was approved on 12 December 2007 and came into effect on 12 June 2008, including some protection from secondhand smoke. The law has limited smokefree provisions: public transport and terminals, health and educational establishments, some entertainment venues, but not bars, restaurants, clubs or indoor workplaces. Not well enforced.
Smokefree resources available in 2008
No civil society organisations are involved in tobacco control, in spite of efforts of the Ministry of Health to encourage them. Tobacco control is carried out by the Ministry of Health and Sports.
Needs related to implementing smokefree policies
Technical assistance is needed.
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