KEY FACTS

Population

Algeria has a population of 41,318,142 according to 2017 statistics from the World Bank

Algeria and the WHO FCTC

Date of FCTC signature: 20 June 2003
Date of FCTC ratification (or legal equivalent): 30 June 2006
Date of FCTC Entry into force: 01 February 2006
Specific national government objectives in tobacco control: Yes
National agency or technical unit for tobacco control: Yes

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Prevalence of tobacco use

  Youth tobacco useAdult tobacco smoking
Prevalence (%) Current tobacco useCurrent cigarette smokingCurrent smokersDaily smokers
Male17.412.227.117.6
Female2.60.81.70.9
Total95.715.310.5

Source: WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017

TAXATION
In Algeria, 29.7% of the retail price of tobacco products is excise tax as against 70% recommended by the World Health Organisaton
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SMOKE-FREE POLICY
Smoking is restricted to designated smoking areas, and prohibited in some public places, and some outdoor spaces.
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CESSATION
Algeria does not have a toll-free telephone smoking quit line/help line. Smoking cessation support is available in some health facilities.
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HEALTH WARNING
Algeria requires textual health warnings covering 15% front and back of cigarettes. Rotation of these messages is required.
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COORDINATION MECHANISM
Algeria has specific government objectives for tobacco control as well as a national tobacco control technical unit or agency.
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ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, SPONSORSHIP
Tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship are prohibited, but there but they are not clearly defined in the law.
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