KEY FACTS

Population

Ethiopia has a population of 104,957,438 according to 2017 statistics from the World Bank

Ethiopia  and the WHO FCTC

Date of FCTC signature: 25 February 2004

Date of FCTC ratification (or legal equivalent): 25 March 2014

Date of FCTC entry into force: 23 June 2014

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 11.5 4.4 7.36.2 6.96.0
Female 5.81.00.40.20.20.1
Total 8.9 2.9 4.23.53.93.3

Source: WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017

TAXATION

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

Ethiopia has a law requiring 100% smoke-free policies in most public places. Sub-national jurisdictions are permitted to enact even more stringent laws.
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CESSATION

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

Beginning February 5, 2020, rotating picture health warnings covering at least 70% of the front and back of tobacco product packaging will be required in Ethiopia.
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COORDINATION MECHANISM

Ethiopia 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

Ethiopia has a legislation banning most forms of advertising, promotion and sponsorship of cigarettes and other tobacco products.
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