FCTC Ratification: 30 January 2006
Entry into force: 30 April 2006

Every year more than 2,600 of its people are killed by tobacco-caused disease, while more than 54,000 children and more than 542,000 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 Chad'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.

76,900 people currently use smokeless tobacco

465,100 men still smoke cigarettes each day

77,700 women still smoke cigarettes each day

Chad now has 70% graphic health warnings on front and back of tobacco packs .The largest health warnings in Africa so far



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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