Eritrea’s population is about 5,351,680.
Eritrea and the WHO FCTC
Date of FCTC signature: Eritrea has not yet signed the FCTC
Date of FCTC ratification (or legal equivalent): Eritrea has not yet ratified the FCTC
Specific national government objectives in tobacco control: Yes
National agency or technical unit for tobacco control: Yes
Prevalence of tobacco use
|Youth tobacco use||Adult tobacco smoking||Adult cigarette smoking|
|Prevalence (%)||Current tobacco use||Current cigarette smoking||Current smokers||Daily smokers||Daily smokers||Daily smokers|
Source: WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017
Eritrea’s tax policy for tobacco products is not aligned with recommendations of the World Health Organisaton (WHO).
Eritrea does not have any legislation or regulation requiring 100% smoke-free environments. Consequently, smoking is not regulated in the country
Eritrea does not have a toll-free smoking quit line/help line. Smoking cessation support is not available in the country.
Eritrea requires textual health warning covering at least 30% of the front and back of packs of cigarettes and other tobacco products.
Eritrea has specific government objectives for tobacco control as well as a national tobacco control technical unit or agency.
ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, SPONSORSHIP
Eritrea has legislation or regulation banning most forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.