KEY FACTS

Population

Chad has a population of 14,899,994 according to 2017 statistics from the World Bank

Chad and the WHO FCTC

Date of FCTC signature: 22 June 2004

Date of FCTC ratification (or legal equivalent): 30 January 2006

Date of FCTC entry into force: 30 April 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
Male 20.9 8.4 17.413.2 -----10.2
Female13.94.32.92.1----- 0.2
Total18.97.510.07.5-----5.4

 Source: WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017

TAXATION
Chad’s tax policy for tobacco products is not aligned with recommendations of the World Health Organisaton (WHO).

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SMOKE-FREE POLICY
Chad has laws requiring 100% smoke-free environments but there are no funds dedicated for the enforcement of this policy.

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CESSATION
Chad 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
Chad requires graphic health warning covering 70% of the front and back of packs of cigarettes and tobacco products.

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COORDINATION MECHANISM
Chad 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
Chad has legislation or regulation banning most forms of tobacco advertising. Several forms promotion and sponsorship are also banned.

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