Rwanda has a population of 12,301,939 according to 2018 statistics from the World Bank
Rwanda and the WHO FCTC
Date of FCTC signature: 02 June 2004
Date of FCTC ratification (or legal equivalent): 19 October 2005
Date of FCTC entry into force: 17 January 2006
Prevalence of tobacco use
|Youth tobacco use||Adult tobacco smoking||Adult cigarette smoking|
|Prevalence (%)||Current tobacco use||Current cigarette smoking||Current smokers||Daily smokers||Daily smokers||Daily smokers|
Source: WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017
Rwanda’s tax policy for tobacco products is not aligned with recommendations of the World Health Organisaton (WHO).
Rwanda does not have regulation or regulation requiring a 100% smoke-free policy in public places. Consequently, smoking is unregulated in the country.
Rwanda does not have a toll-free smoking quit line/help line. Smoking cessation support is not available in the country.
Rwanda has a legislation or regulation requiring textual health warnings covering 30% of the front and back of packs of tobacco products.
Rwanda has specific government objectives for tobacco control, as well as a national tobacco control technical unit or agency.
ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, SPONSORSHIP
Tobacco advertising is generally allowed in Rwanda. Some forms of tobacco promotion and sponsorship are barely regulated.
ATCA CSO PARTNERS
- Organization for Tobacco Alcohol and Drug Abuse Control (OTADAC)