KEY FACTS

Population

Madagascar has a population of 26,262,368 according to 2018 statistics from the World Bank

Madagascar and the WHO FCTC

Date of FCTC signature: 24 September 2003

Date of FCTC ratification (or legal equivalent): 22 September 2004

Date of FCTC entry into force: 27 February 2005

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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 33.230.748.9 -----27.7 27.5
Female 14.310.221.1 -----1.5 -----
Total 28.819.3 ----- -----.....-----

Source: WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017

TAXATION

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

Madagascar has legislation or regulation requiring 100% smoke-free environments. Funds are not dedicated for the enforcement of this policy.
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CESSATION

Madagascar 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

Madagascar has a legislation or regulation requiring pictorial health warning covering 50% of the front and backs of cigarette packs.
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COORDINATION MECHANISM

Madagascar 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

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