Solomon Islands

Smokefree legislation/initiatives

Tobacco control not very good but smoking has been banned in government premises. Enforcement is very weak. The Tobacco Control Bill is at final draft stage.

Factors helping or hindering the implementation of Article 8

The tobacco industry is working very hard to dilute the bill by exerting influence at the political level. However the Ministry of Health is not going to accept their suggestions.

Needs related to implementing smokefree policies

Solomon Islands does not have people dedicated to public education on the harmful effects of tobacco use.

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