2012 Tobacco control

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Recommendation for Cameroon, par. 31 (2012)

Text of the recommendation

31. The Committee notes with concern the high rate of smoking in the State party, despite measures taken to cut the consumption of tobacco (art. 12).

The Committee recommends that the State party design effective policies to combat tobacco consumption, strengthen its prohibition on tobacco product advertising, enact legislation imposing a strict ban on smoking in all closed public areas, and intensify public awareness-raising campaigns. It also recommends that the State party allocate part of its revenue from taxes on cigarettes to discourage smoking.


Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under articles 16 and 17 of the Covenant, E/C.12/CMR/CO/2-3 (2012). Par. 31. Available at: https://docstore.ohchr.org/SelfServices/FilesHandler.ashx?enc=4slQ6QSmlBEDzFEovLCuW6UZeww1QFihQBrUmR7Q0x%2FtpSH9GkYhB5bG%2Fo9ZXFU9sbkIS%2BUysVKEuVehwGiJ2swxybOWJxDwtJExBzV2uKpEAKxa%2Fj9MbeX2YCdNSrQ6