Tobacco Control


43 Parties

to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in the African Region

9 Parties

from the African Region have ratified the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products

6 Countries

in the African Region require pictorial health warnings on tobacco products

Tobacco control


The Tobacco Control Programme contributes to the reduction of the burden of disease and death caused by tobacco through reducing the prevalence of tobacco use and the exposure to tobacco smoke in all segments of the population in the African Region.

Tobacco control in the African Region

WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC)


WHO-FCTC-10 years-120The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: 10 years of implementation in the African Region
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Surveillance and monitoring


Tobacco country profiles

The country profiles were generated from data collected for the WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic and surveys. The country profiles provide information about tobacco prevalence, preventive measures, cessation and tobacco economics.

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World No Tobacco Day


Get ready for plain packaging

Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. For World No Tobacco Day 2016, we are calling on countries to get ready for plain (standardized) packaging of tobacco products.

Read more about World No Tobacco Day 2016