FCTC Ratification: 28 October 2005
Entry into force: 26 January 2006
Every year more than 600 of its people are killed by tobacco-caused disease, while more than 27,000 children and more than 296,000 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 Mauritania'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.
9 men are being killed by tobacco every week
4 women are being killed by tobacco every week
Mauritania has the world's highest rate of tobacco consumption-an average of 41 cigarettes a day