Central African Republic
FCTC Ratification: 7 November 2005
Entry into force: 5 February 2006
Every year more than 1,660 of its people are killed by tobacco-caused disease, while more than 20,600 children and more than 237,000 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 the Central African Republic'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.
25 men are being killed by tobacco every week
7 women are being killed by tobacco every week