Benin

            

Brief Overview

As of a 2014 report on Benin by the World Health Organization there are currently no bans or regulations on e-cigarettes.

Although, we suggest that you at least abide by current smoking laws until further information is gathered from the embassy. (Available in the tab below)

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All Laws & Regulations

Benin became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on February 1, 2006.

Smoke Free Places: Smoking is prohibited in many indoor workplaces and public places but is permitted in designated smoking areas in certain places, including airports, hotels, restaurants, and bars. In preschools, primary schools, and secondary schools, smoking is prohibited in both indoor and outdoor areas. Smoking is prohibited on all means of public transport.

All indoor workplaces

Smoking is Restricted

All indoor public places

Smoking is Restricted

All public transport

100% Smoke Free

Government facilities

100% Smoke Free

Hospitals

100% Smoke Free

Residential healthcare facilities – public areas

100% Smoke Free

Non-residential healthcare facilities

100% Smoke Free

Childcare facilities/preschools

100% Smoke Free

Primary and secondary schools

100% Smoke Free

Universities/vocational facilities

100% Smoke Free

Shops

100% Smoke Free

Cultural facilities

100% Smoke Free

Indoor stadium/arenas

100% Smoke Free

Restaurants

Smoking is Restricted

Bars/pubs/nightclubs

Smoking is Restricted

Casinos

Smoking is Restricted

Hotels/lodging – public areas

Smoking is Restricted

Hotels/lodgings – guest rooms

Uncertain

Prisons/detention facilities – public areas

100% Smoke Free

Trains, buses and other shared ground transportation other than taxis

100% Smoke Free

Taxis (for-hire vehicle)

100% Smoke Free

Commercial aircraft

100% Smoke Free

Commercial watercraft

100% Smoke Free

Public transport facilities (waiting areas for mass transit)

Smoking is Restricted

Private offices

100% Smoke Free

Elevators

100% Smoke Free

Review Status

This country’s legal measures were reviewed by our staff. No in-country lawyers or tobacco control experts reviewed our analysis.

Relevant Links & Articles

Tobacco Control Laws: https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/country/benin/laws

Smoke Free Laws: https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/country/benin/sf-indoor

World Health Organization Tobacco Report: http://www.who.int/tobacco/surveillance/policy/country_profile/ben.pdf

Tobacco Atlas Information: http://www.tobaccoatlas.org/country-data/benin/

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