Cape Verde are party to the FCTC
Every year more than 70 of its people are killed by tobacco-caused disease, while more than 900 children and more than 26000 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 Cape Verde'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.
20,300 men still smoke cigarettes each day
5700 women still smoke cigarettes each day