KEY FACTS

Population

Sao Tome and Principe has a population of 211,028 according to 2018 statistics from the World Bank

Sao Tome and Principe and the WHO FCTC

Date of FCTC signature: 18 June 2004

Date of FCTC ratification (or legal equivalent): 12 April 2006

Date of FCTC entry into force: 11 July 2

Prevalence of tobacco use

  Youth tobacco useAdult tobacco smokingAdult cigarette smoking
Prevalence (%) Current tobacco useCurrent cigarette smokingCurrent smokersDaily smokersDaily smokersDaily smokers
Male30.76.1 ---- 6.5 ----6.3
Female 22.7 3.0 ---- 0.8 ----0.8
Total 26.2 4.4-----3.5 ---- 3.4

Source: WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017

TAXATION

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

Sao Tome and Principe does not have a regulation or regulation requiring a 100% smoke-free policy in public places.
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CESSATION

Sao Tome and Principe does not have a toll-free smoking quit line/help line. Smoking cessation support is available in some health facilities.
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HEALTH WARNING

Sao Tome and Principe has a legislation or regulation requiring health warnings of packs of tobacco products, but the display area is not specified.
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COORDINATION MECHANISM

Sao Tome and Principe 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

Some forms of tobacco advertising are banned in Sao Tome and Principe. Promotion and sponsorship are highly unregulated.
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Legislations are not available

Survey data are not available

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