Gambia

            

Brief Overview

E-cigarettes are classified as Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) in Gambia.  The sale, offer for sale, possession, distribution and importation of both nicotine and non-nicotine e-cigarettes is prohibited.  The ban on all domestic and cross-border tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship is understood to apply to e-cigarettes as well.

There are no e-cigarette stores in Gambia for this reason, and we strongly suggest not bringing any products into the country.

If you choose to do so, 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

Gambia became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on December 17, 2007.

Smoke Free Places: All indoor public places, indoor workplaces and public transport are smoke free. Some outdoor places are smoke free, including those 1) within 100 meters of a public place, work place, public transport or any other place that provides services primarily to a minor; 2) within 100 meters of a window, door, or air intake mechanism of a public place or workplace or a waiting area or queue; and 3) within 100 meters from the place of service or consumption of food or drinks.

All indoor workplaces

100% Smoke Free

All indoor public places

100% Smoke Free

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

100% Smoke Free

Bars/pubs/nightclubs

100% Smoke Free

Casinos

100% Smoke Free

Hotels/lodging – public areas

100% Smoke Free

Hotels/lodgings – guest rooms

100% Smoke Free

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)

100% Smoke Free

Private offices

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/gambia/laws

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

World Health Organization Tobacco Report: http://www.who.int/entity/tobacco/surveillance/policy/country_profile/gmb.pdf?ua=1

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

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