Tag - Gambia

Gambia: Task Force Starts Enforcing Tobacco Control Act, Regulations

The Gambia Police Force on Tuesday 29th June 2021 said a joint operation by the Police, GRA-Customs, Public Health and Environmental Inspectors has been activated to enforce the Tobacco Control Act and Regulations. The public is hereby reminded that, the Tobacco Control Act has banned public smoking, display of tobacco products, selling of single sticks...

Gambia: Health ministry announces new crackdown on smokers

The ministry of health has announced law enforcement officers shall embark on full enforcement of the ban on public smoking. In a statement on Monday, the ministry said smokers have been flouting the law prohibiting smoking in public places. “…the Ministry has noted with concern the low compliance rate among the general public and institutions in...

More Taxes On Tobacco Products In 2021

Mambury Njie, Minister Finance and Economic Affairs, has disclosed that the tax exercise on tobacco products is expected to increase to 70 percent of the retail price. “In line with the country’s commitment under the World Health Organization (WHO) frame work on convention tobacco control, the ECOWAS directive on tobacco product in the Gambia and...