FCTC Ratification: 3 November 2005
Entry into force: 1 February 2006

Every year more than 1300 of its people are killed by tobacco-caused disease, while more than 15,000 children and more than 457,000 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 Benin'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.

17 men are being killed by tobacco every week

8 women are being killed by tobacco every week

10700 boys still smoke cigarettes each day

5,100 girls still smoke cigarettes each day



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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