FCTC Ratification: 30 April 2007
Entry into force: 29 July 2007
Tanzania produces 2 percent of world tobacco production. Every year more than 6800 of its people are killed by tobacco-caused disease, while more than 50,000 children and more than 2,880,000 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 Tanzania'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.