KEY FACTS

Population

Liberia has a population of 4,731,906 according to 2017 statistics from the World Bank

Liberia and the WHO FCTC

Date of FCTC signature: 25 June 2004

Date of FCTC ratification (or legal equivalent): 15 September 2009

Date of FCTC entry into force:

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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 14.22.010.2 ----- 9.6 -----
Female11.81.20.8 -----0.3 -----
Total13.62.1 ----- -----.....-----

Source: WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017

TAXATION

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

Liberia does not have any legislation or regulation requiring 100% smoke-free environments. There are however some restrictions in the country.
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CESSATION

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

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

Liberia 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

Liberia does not have any legislation or regulation banning advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products.
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ATCA CSO PARTNERS

  • Liberia Foundation for Smoke-Free and Anti-Illicit Tobacco Trade