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Table 4 Extent of implementation of the “best buys” interventions included in the tobacco control policies in South Africa and Togo

From: Assessment of the multi-sectoral approach to tobacco control policies in South Africa and Togo

“Best buy” interventions (2014–2016) Interventions implemented South Africa Togo
Tax increases on tobacco The tax applies to all tobacco products (cigarettes, snuffs, chewing tobacco) (some products = partial) Yes Yes
The tax level during the study 35% 45%
Smoke-free indoor work places and public places There is a national smoke free policy that covers all public places (some cities or settings = partial) Yes Yes
There are enforced penalties for non-compliance (having penalties but not enforced = partial) Partial Partial
Health information and warnings about tobacco Multiple warnings/images are rotated from time to time, applies to all brands/products Yes No
Large, clear, visible (at least 30% coverage) and legible all brands/all products (if only some of these words are in the legislation = partial) Yes Yes
Health warning includes pictures or pictograms all brands/all products Yes Yes
Include constituents and emissions of tobacco (e.g., how much tar) on all brands/products Yes Yes
In official country language on all brands (only some brands/products = partial) Yes Yes
Required on all tobacco products (if on only some products or brands, partial) Yes Yes
Bans on advertising and promotion Ban advertising, promotion and sponsorship of all tobacco products Yes Yes
Ban for all forms of mass media Yes Yes
Disclosure of expenditure on advertising by industry Yes Yes