FCTC Ratification: 19 October 2005
Entry into force: 17 January 2006


Every year more than 2,700 of its people are killed by tobacco-caused disease, while more than 98,000 children and more than 906,000 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 Mali'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.

30 men are being killed by tobacco every week

23 women are being killed by tobacco every week



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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