Democratic Republic of the Congo
FCTC Ratification: 28 October 2005
Entry into force: 26 January 2006
Every year more than 10,370 of its people are killed by tobacco-caused disease, while more than 324,000 children and more than 3,078,000 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 Democratic Republic 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.
151 men are being killed by tobacco every week
48 women are being killed by tobacco every week
2,806,000 men still smoke cigarettes each day
272,800 women still smoke cigarettes each day