FCTC Ratification: 31 July 2006
Entry into force: 29 October 2006
Every year more than 4,100 of its people are killed by tobacco-caused disease, while more than 76,000 children and more than 1,069,000 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 Burkina Faso'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.
49 men are being killed by tobacco every week
31 women are being killed by tobacco every week
891700 men still smoke cigarettes each day
411,000 people currently use smokeless tobacco