KEY FACTS

Population

Mauritius has a population of 1,265,303 according to 2018 statistics from the World Bank

Mauritania and the WHO FCTC

Date of FCTC signature: 17 June 2003

Date of FCTC ratification (or legal equivalent): 17 May 2004

Date of FCTC entry into force: 27 February 2005

Prevalence of tobacco use

  Youth tobacco useAdult tobacco smokingAdult cigarette smoking
Prevalence (%) Current tobacco useCurrent cigarette smokingCurrent smokersDaily smokersDaily smokersDaily smokers
Male28.221.238.5----- 38.5 -----
Female10.36.64.1-----4.1 -----
Total 18.9 13.619.7-----19.7 -----

Source: WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017

TAXATION

The tobacco tax policy for Mauritius is good, but excise tax does not exactly meet the WHO recommendation of 70% of the retail price.
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SMOKE-FREE POLICY

Mauritius has a legislation or regulation requiring 100% smoke-free public places. Funds are not dedicated for the enforcement of this policy
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CESSATION

Mauritius does not have a toll-free smoking quit line/help line. Smoking cessation support is available in medical facilities.
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HEALTH WARNING

Mauritius has a legislation requiring pictorial warnings covering 65% of the front and back (combined) of packs of cigarettes and other smoked tobacco products.
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COORDINATION MECHANISM

Mauritius 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

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