Liberia

 


Signature: 25 Jun 2004
FCTC Ratification 15 Sep 2009

 

Tobacco harms the health, the treasury, and the spirit of Liberia. Every year more than 500 of its people are killed by tobacco-caused disease, while more than 4000 children and more than 178000 adults continue to use tobacco each day. Complacency in the face of the tobacco epidemic will ensure the tobacco industry continues to run roughshod over the lives of Liberia's citizens and ensure that tobacco's death toll will grow with each passing year. Tobacco control advocates must reach out to other communities to strengthen their efforts in this mortal fight.

8 men are being killed by tobacco every week

3 women are being killed by tobacco every week

AFRICA’S DEATH CLOCK

 

People have died from tobacco-related diseases in Africa since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.

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