FCTC Ratification: 14 January 2005
Entry into force: 14 April 2005
Every year more than 1700 of its people are killed by tobacco-caused disease, while more than 12000 children and more than 236000 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 Lesotho'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.