KEY FACTS

Population

Gambia has a population of 2,100,568 according to 2017 statistics from the World Bank

Gambia and the WHO FCTC

Date of FCTC signature: 16 June 2003
Date of FCTC ratification (or legal equivalent): 18 September 2007
Date of FCTC entry into force: 17 December 2007

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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 34.012.7 23.0----- 20.521.5
Female 36.68.60.0-----0.0-----
Total36.1 10.8--------------------

Source: WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017

TAXATION

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

Gambia does not have any legislation or regulation requiring 100% smoke-free environments. Consequently, smoking is not regulated in the country.
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CESSATION

Gambia 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

Gambia requires textual health warning covering 30% of the front and back of packs cigarettes and other tobacco products.
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COORDINATION MECHANISM

Gambia 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

Most forms of tobacco advertising are banned in Gambia. Some forms of promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products are also banned.
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