With a view to ensuring the effective implementation of the country’s 2010 tobacco control act, on 30 October 2011 the Council of Ministers of Burkina Faso adopted three decrees on:
- the creation, powers, composition and functioning of the National Committee for Tobacco Control. The Committee will be multisectoral in its composition and will assist the Ministry of Health in implementing the WHO FCTC;
- defining and regulating smoking in public places and public transport; and
- packaging and labelling of tobacco products.