Gabon

 

FCTC Ratification: 20 February 2009

Entry into force: 21 May 2009

Tobacco harms the health, the treasury, and the spirit of Gabon. Every year more than 500 of its people are killed by tobacco-caused disease, while more than 7,000 children and more than 112,000 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 Gabon'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.

8 men are being killed by tobacco every week

2 women are being killed by tobacco every week

14,700 women still smoke cigarettes each day

4,800 boys still smoke cigarettes each day

12,100 people currently use smokeless tobacco

AFRICA’S DEATH CLOCK

 

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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