Ghana

FCTC Ratification: 29 November 2004

Entry into force: 27 February 2005

 

Every year more than 3,400 of its people are killed by tobacco-caused disease, while more than 53,000 children and more than 750,000 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 Ghana'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.

50 men are being killed by tobacco every week

16 women are being killed by tobacco every week

646,500 men still smoke cigarettes each day

104,100 women still smoke cigarettes each day

32,500 boys still smoke cigarettes each day

21,000 girls still smoke cigarettes each day

116,800 people currently use smokeless tobacco

Tobacco Industry
 
British American Tobacco (BAT) was the major player with about 95 percent of the market. 
However, domestic production ceased in 2006 when BAT closed its factory. Most supplies now come from Nigeria.
 

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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