KEY FACTS

Population

Namibia has a population of 2,448,225 according to 2018 statistics from the World Bank

Mozambique and the WHO FCTC

Date of FCTC signature: 29 January 2004

Date of FCTC ratification (or legal equivalent): 07 November 2005

Date of FCTC entry into force: 05 February 2006

Prevalence of tobacco use

  Youth tobacco useAdult tobacco smokingAdult cigarette smoking
Prevalence (%) Current tobacco useCurrent cigarette smokingCurrent smokersDaily smokersDaily smokersDaily smokers
Male31.912.320.1-----18.617.6
Female29.911.3 5.11.34.2 -----
Total31.111.9----------------- -----

Source: WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017

TAXATION

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

Namibia has a regulation or regulation requiring 100% smoke-free public places. Funds are dedicated for the enforcement of this policy
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CESSATION

Namibia 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

Namibia 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

Namibia has neither a specific government objectives for tobacco control nor a national tobacco control technical unit or agency.
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ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, SPONSORSHIP

Namibia has a legislation or regulation banning most forms of tobacco advertising. A few forms of promotion and sponsorship are also banned.
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ATCA CSO PARTNERS

  • The Namibia Consumer Trust (NCT)