FCTC Ratification: 6 February 2007
Entry into force: 7 May 2007


Every year more than 1,190 of its people are killed by tobacco-caused disease, while more than 21,600 children and more than 223,000 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 Congo'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.

18 men are being killed by tobacco every week

5 women are being killed by tobacco every week

205,700 men still smoke cigarettes each day

17,800 women still smoke cigarettes each day

131,200 people currently use smokeless tobacco



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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