KEY FACTS

Population

Burundi has a population of 10,864,245 according to 2017 statistics from the World Bank

Burundi and the WHO FCTC

Date of FCTC signature: 16 June 2003
Date of FCTC ratification (or legal equivalent): 22 November 2005
Date of FCTC Entry into force: 20 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 use
Prevalence (%) Current tobacco useCurrent cigarette smoking
Male 20.75.8
Female 16.83.2
Total 19.34.6

Source: WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017

TAXATION
Burundi has a tax policy for tobacco products but this is not aligned with recommendations of the World Health Organisaton.
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SMOKE-FREE POLICY
Burundi has no legislation or regulation requiring 100% smoke-free public spaces. Consequently, smoking is not restricted in the country.
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CESSATION
Burundi does not have a toll-free telephone smoking quit line/help line. Smoking cessation support is not available in the country.
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HEALTH WARNING
Burundi does not have any legislation or regulation requiring health warning labels on the packs of tobacco products.
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ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, SPONSORSHIP
Burundi does not have any legislation or regulation banning the advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products.
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COORDINATION MECHANISM
Burundi has specific government objectives for tobacco control as well as a national tobacco control technical unit or agency.
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ATCA CSO PARTNERS

  • Health Healing Network Burundi (HHBN)

USEFUL LINKS

  • Ministry of Health (French)
  • WHO Country Profile