On the 21st of January 2014, the Ethiopian legislation ratified the FCTC
Every year more than 9600 of its people are killed by tobacco-caused disease, while more than 100000 children and more than 2326000 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 Ethiopia'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.
131 men are being killed by tobacco every week
54 women are being killed by tobacco every week
79200 boys still smoke cigarettes each day
21700 girls still smoke cigarettes each day
754500 people currently use smokeless tobacco