FCTC Ratification: 25 August 2005
Entry into force: 23 November 2005
Every year more than 2,600 of its people are killed by tobacco-caused disease, while more than 43,000 children and more than 462,000 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 Niger'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.
32 men are being killed by tobacco every week
18 women are being killed by tobacco every week