KEY FACTS

Population

Eswatini has a population of 1,136,191 according to 2018 statistics from the World Bank

Eswatini and the WHO FCTC

Date of FCTC signature: 29 June 2004

Date of FCTC ratification (or legal equivalent): 13 January 2006

Date of FCTC entry into force: 13 April 2006

Prevalence of tobacco use

  Youth tobacco useAdult tobacco smokingAdult cigarette smoking
Prevalence (%) Current tobacco useCurrent cigarette smokingCurrent smokersDaily smokersDaily smokersDaily smokers
Male15.89.211.79.5----------
Female 8.64.51.20.8----------
Total11.56.5 6.04.8----------

Source: WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017

TAXATION

Eswatini’s tax policy for tobacco products is not aligned with recommendations of the World Health Organisaton (WHO).
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SMOKE-FREE POLICY

Eswatini does not have legislation or regulation requiring 100% smoke-free public places. Smoking is not regulated in the country.
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CESSATION

Eswatini does not have a toll-free smoking quit line/help line. Smoking cessation support is available in most parts of the country.
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HEALTH WARNING

Eswatini has a legislation requiring textual health warnings covering 50% of the front and back of tobacco packs. Regulations are pending.
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COORDINATION MECHANISM

Eswatini has a national tobacco control technical unit or agency but no specific government objectives for tobacco control.
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ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, SPONSORSHIP

Eswatini has a legislation or regulation banning most forms of advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products.
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