FCTC Ratification: 17 September 2005
Entry into force: 16 December 2005
Every year more than 100 of its people are killed by tobacco-caused disease, while more than 2,000 children and more than 42,000 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 Equatorial Guinea'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.
39,400 men still smoke cigarettes each day
3,300 women still smoke cigarettes each day
7,500 people currently use smokeless tobacco