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THE Federal Government has joined the Economic Community of West African State, ECOWAS, on the possibility of raising taxes on tobacco products.

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Benin: New Tobacco Control Law Adopted

The National Assembly of Benin unanimously adopted, on 14 September 2017, a new tobacco control law compliant with the provisions of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). The law regulates production, processing, packaging, sale and use of all tobacco products and its derivatives. It also gives the government a new tool to reinforce its legislation with 46 articles aimed at counteracting tobacco’s impact on Benin citizens’ health and environment.

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