Rwanda

      

Brief Overview

As of a 2014 report on Rwanda 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

Rwanda became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on January 17, 2006.

Smoke Free Places: The law prohibits smoking in all indoor public places, indoor workplaces, and on public transport, but permits the owner or manager of the premises to create a designated smoking area within the premises. Designated smoking areas must meet certain technical requirements, including separate ventilation.

All indoor workplaces

Smoking is Restricted

All indoor public places

Smoking is Restricted

All public transport

Smoking is Restricted

Government facilities

Smoking is Restricted

Hospitals

Smoking is Restricted

Residential healthcare facilities – public areas

Smoking is Restricted

Non-residential healthcare facilities

Smoking is Restricted

Childcare facilities/preschools

Smoking is Restricted

Primary and secondary schools

Smoking is Restricted

Universities/vocational facilities

Smoking is Restricted

Shops

Smoking is Restricted

Cultural facilities

Smoking is Restricted

Indoor stadium/arenas

Smoking is Restricted

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

Smoking is Restricted

Prisons/detention facilities – public areas

Smoking is Restricted

Trains, buses and other shared ground transportation other than taxis

Smoking is Restricted

Taxis (for-hire vehicle)

Smoking is Restricted

Commercial aircraft

Smoking is Restricted

Commercial watercraft

Smoking is Restricted

Public transport facilities (waiting areas for mass transit)

Smoking is Restricted

Private offices

Smoking is Restricted

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/rwanda/laws

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

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

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

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