KEY FACTS

Population

Burkina Faso has a population of 19,193,380 according to 2017 statistics from the World Bank

BURKINA FASO AND THE WHO FCTC

Date of FCTC signature: 22 December 2003

Date of FCTC ratification (or legal equivalent): 31 July 2006

Date of FCTC Entry into force: 29 October 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 Adult cigarette smoking
Prevalence (%) Current tobacco useCurrent cigarette smokingCurrent smokersDaily smokersCurrent smokersDaily smokers
Male 22.611.9 24.5 20.8 24.2 20.5
Female 11.52.0 0.10.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Total16.8 6.5 11.3 9.6 11.1 9.4

Source: WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017

TAXATION
Burkina Faso has a tax policy for tobacco products but this is not aligned with recommendations of the World Health Organisaton (WHO).
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SMOKE-FREE POLICY
Decree N°2011- 1052 PRES_PM_MS_MEF of 30 December 2011 bans smoking in closed public spaces and public transport services in Burkina Faso.
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CESSATION
Burkina Faso does not have a toll-free telephone smoking quit line/help line. Smoking cessation support is available in some communities.
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HEALTH WARNING
Burkina Faso requires graphic health warnings covering 60% front and back of cigarettes. Rotation of these messages is required.
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ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, SPONSORSHIP
Burkina Faso has specific government objectives for tobacco control as well as a national tobacco control technical unit or agency.
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COORDINATION MECHANISM
Most forms of tobacco advertising are banned in Burkina Faso. Partial restrictions do exist on tobacco promotion and sponsorship
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ATCA CSO PARTNERS

  • AFRIQUE CONTRE LE TABAC (ACONTA)
  • Association d’Aide et de protection des groupes Vulnérables du Centre Nord
    SOS/Jeunesse et Défis (SOS/JD)