KEY FACTS

Population

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

Congo Democratic Republic and the WHO FCTC

Date of FCTC signature: 28 June 2004

Date of FCTC ratification (or legal equivalent): 28 October 2005

Date of FCTC entry into force: 26 January 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 36.2 11.5 26.5-----19.3-----
Female29.5 3.7 4.1 ----- 1.0 -----
Total 33.6 8.1--------------- -----

 Source: WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017

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

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SMOKE-FREE POLICY
Congo Democratic Republic has 100% smoke-free policies for some public places. The national law requires fines for defaulters of smoke-free policies

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

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HEALTH WARNING
Congo Democratic Republic requires textual health warning covering 30% of the front and back of packs of cigarettes.

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COORDINATION MECHANISM
Congo Democratic Republic 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
Congo Democratic Republic has legislation or regulation banning some forms of tobacco advertising, but not tobacco promotion and sponsorship.

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ATCA CSO PARTNERS

  • Action Solidarité Retour Milieu Rural (ASOREMIR)
  • Agir ensemble
  • Alliance Congolaise de Contrôle de Tabac (ACCT)
  • Association de lutte contre le tabagisme en Afrique (LUCTAF)
  • Association de Solidarité avec les Déshérités (ASSAD)
  • Croix bleue
  • Fondation mifundu
  • LCCD
  • Office chrétien pour le secours des vulnérables
  • Safe Environment and Enhanced for All