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Democratic Republic of the Congo

      

Brief Overview

As of a 2014 report on the Democratic Republic of the Congo 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

The Democratic Republic of the Congo became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on January 26, 2006.

Smoke Free Places: Smoking is prohibited in enclosed places in which services are provided to the public, thereby encompassing many workplaces and enclosed public places. The law also prohibits smoking in places where children and the elderly are taken in and cared for, healthcare establishments, educational facilities, and cultural and athletic facilities. However, smoking is allowed in designated areas of bars and restaurants.

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

Uncertain

Hotels/lodging – public areas

100% Smoke Free

Hotels/lodgings – guest rooms

Smoking is Not Restricted

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.

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