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Table 4 Actors involved on the formulation and implementation of some tobacco use prevention policies in Cameroon

From: Two decades of tobacco use prevention and control policies in Cameroon: results from the analysis of non-communicable disease prevention policies in Africa

Policy Numbers of sectors involved Types of sectors Role in the policy process Level/extent of involvement Actor positions
Formulation Implementation Follow-up/Evaluation High/leadership role Middle Low Supportive Mixed Non-supportive
Law No. 2006/018 of December 29, 2006 governing advertising in Cameroon which prohibit advertising of tobacco products 7 Parliament x    x    x   
Presidency x     x   x   
Ministry of Communication x   x x    x   
Town Hall   x    x   x   
Tobacco industry representatives   x    x    x  
Advertising companies   x    x   x   
Ministry of Justice   x    x   x   
Law N° 2014/026 of 23 December 2014 on the finance law of the Republic of Cameroon for the 2015 financial year 8 Parliament x    x    x   
Presidency x     x   x   
Prime Ministry x     x   x   
Ministry of Finance/ General Direction of Taxation x x x x    x   
Ministry of Finance/ General Direction of Customs   x    x   x   
Ministry of Trade x x    x   x   
Ministry of Health x      x x   
WHO x    x    x   
GICAM [Inter Patronal Groupings of Cameroon] x      x   x  
Tobacco companies   x    x    x  
Order N°967/ Ministry of Public Health and Ministry of Trade of 25 June 2007 Health Warnings on Tobacco Products 5 Expert Group for Tobacco Control x         
Ministry of Health x   x x    x   
Ministry of Trade x x x x    x   
General Direction of Customs   x      x   
Tobacco industries   x    x    x  
Circular No. 19/07/ MINESEC/SG/HR/SKSAPPS of 11 September 2007 on Creating smoke-free zones and anti-smoking clubs 2 Ministry of Secondary Education x x x x    x   
LUTOMA [Association for the fight against drug addiction and mental illness] x     x   x