KEY FACTS

Population

Lesotho has a population of 2,233,339 according to 2017 statistics from the World Bank

Lesotho and the WHO FCTC

Date of FCTC signature: 23 June 2004

Date of FCTC ratification (or legal equivalent): 14 January 2005

Date of FCTC entry into force: 14 April 2005

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Quite-smoking

Prevalence of tobacco use

  Youth tobacco useAdult tobacco smokingAdult cigarette smoking
Prevalence (%) Current tobacco useCurrent cigarette smokingCurrent smokersDaily smokersDaily smokersDaily smokers
Male 26.411.848.740.6..... -----
Female21.77.50.7 0.5 ----- -----
Total24.810.124.5 20.4.....-----

Source: WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017

TAXATION

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

Lesotho has a 100% smoke-free policy only in health facilities. The national law does not require fines for smoking.
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CESSATION

Lesotho has 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

Lesotho does not have any legislation or regulation requiring health warning on the packs of tobacco products.
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COORDINATION MECHANISM

Lesotho 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

Lesotho does not have any legislation or regulation banning advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products.
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Lesotho Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) country report 2008

Lesotho GYTS fact sheet 2002

Lesotho GYTS fact sheet (ages 13-15) 2002

Lesotho Maseru GYTS fact sheet 2002

Lesotho Maseru fact sheet (ages 13-15)2002

Lesotho Excluding Maseru GYTS fact sheet 2002

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