KEY FACTS

Population

Niger has a population of 22,442,948 according to 2018 statistics from the World Bank

Niger and the WHO FCTC

Date of FCTC signature: 28 June 2004

Date of FCTC ratification (or legal equivalent): 25 August 2005

Date of FCTC entry into force: 23 November 2005

Prevalence of tobacco use

  Youth tobacco useAdult tobacco smokingAdult cigarette smoking
Prevalence (%) Current tobacco useCurrent cigarette smokingCurrent smokersDaily smokersDaily smokersDaily smokers
Male11.86.8 17.7-----14.013.9
Female5.60.6 2.4----------- -----
Total8.63.5----------------- -----

Source: WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017

TAXATION

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

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

Niger 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

Not implemented yet, Niger requires pictorial warnings covering 50% of the front and back of packs of cigarettes and other smoked tobacco products.
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COORDINATION MECHANISM

Niger does not have specific government objectives for tobacco control, but it has a national tobacco control technical unit or agency.
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ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, SPONSORSHIP

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