FCTC Ratification: 31 January 2005
Entry into force: 1 May 2005
Every year more than 400 of its people are killed by tobacco-caused disease, while more than 16,000 children and more than 186,000 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 Botswana'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.
6 men are being killed by tobacco every week
3 women are being killed by tobacco every week
145,500 men still smoke cigarettes each day
40,500 women still smoke cigarettes each day