KEY FACTS

Population

The Central African Republic has a population of 4,659,080 according to 2017 statistics from the World Bank

Cameroon and the WHO FCTC

Date of FCTC signature: 29 December 2003

Date of FCTC ratification (or legal equivalent): 07 November 2005

Date of FCTC entry into force: 05 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 smokingAdult cigarette smoking
Prevalence (%) Current tobacco useCurrent cigarette smokingCurrent smokersDaily smokersDaily smokersDaily smokers
Male29.5 10.4 ---------- ----- -----
Female34.54.3--------------- -----
Total32.48.1 --------------- -----

 Source: WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017

TAXATION
Central African Republic’s tobacco tax policy is not aligned with recommendations of the World Health Organisaton (WHO).

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SMOKE-FREE POLICY
Central African Republic has no legislation or regulation requiring 100% smoke-free environments. Consequently, smoking is not restricted in the country.

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CESSATION
Central African Republic does not have a toll-free smoking quit line/help line. Smoking cessation support is available in some facilities.

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HEALTH WARNING
Central African Republic requires textual health warning on cigarette packs but these do not describe the harmful effects of tobacco use on health.

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COORDINATION MECHANISM
Central African Republic has specific government objectives for tobacco control and a national tobacco control technical unit or agency.

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ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, SPONSORSHIP
Central African Republic has no legislation or regulation banning tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

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