Tobacco Control


43 Parties

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

10 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

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


Tobacco – a threat to development.  

About 6 million people die from tobacco use every year, a figure that is predicted to grow to more than 8 million a year by 2030 without intensified action. Tobacco use is a threat to any person, regardless of gender, age, race, cultural or educational background.

Read more about World No Tobacco Day 2017