KEY FACTS

Population

Gabon has a population of 2,025,137 according to 2017 statistics from the World Bank

Gabon and the WHO FCTC

Date of FCTC signature: 22 August 2003

Date of FCTC ratification (or legal equivalent): 20 February 2009

Date of FCTC entry into force: 21 May 2009

Specific national government objectives in tobacco control: Yes

National agency or technical unit for tobacco control: Yes

Prevalence of tobacco use

  Youth tobacco useAdult tobacco smokingAdult cigarette smoking
Prevalence (%) Current tobacco useCurrent cigarette smokingCurrent smokersDaily smokersDaily smokersDaily smokers
Male 9.2 6.1 22.4----- 22.321.5
Female 8.84.03.4-----2.9-----
Total 9.25.2--------------------

Source: WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017

TAXATION

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

Gabon requires 100% smoke-free policies in some public places. Funds are dedicated for the enforcement of these policies.
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CESSATION

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

Gabon requires pictorial health warning covering 62.5% of the front and back of packs of tobacco products, but this policy is yet to be implemented.
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COORDINATION MECHANISM

Gabon 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

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