KEY FACTS

Population

Senegal has a population of 15,854,360 according to 2018 statistics from the World Bank

Senegal and the WHO FCTC

Date of FCTC signature: 19 June 2003

Date of FCTC ratification (or legal equivalent): 27 January 2005

Date of FCTC entry into force: 27 April 2005

Prevalence of tobacco use

  Youth tobacco useAdult tobacco smokingAdult cigarette smoking
Prevalence (%) Current tobacco useCurrent cigarette smokingCurrent smokersDaily smokersDaily smokersDaily smokers
Male14.94.710.7 9.79.7 8.5
Female6.23.1 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3
Total 11.24.55.4 4.9 4.9 4.3

Source: WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017

TAXATION

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

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

Senegal has a toll-free smoking quit line/help line. Smoking cessation support is available in most parts of the country.
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HEALTH WARNING

Senegal has a legislation requiring pictorial warnings covering 70% of the front and back surface area of packs of tobacco products.
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COORDINATION MECHANISM

Senegal 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

Senegal has a legislation or regulation banning most forms of advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products.
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ATCA CSO PARTNERS

  • Association islamique pour la santé et l’éducation au Sénégal (AISES)
  • Association pour la défense de l’environnement et de consommateurs (ADEC)
  • Association sénégalaise pour la paix, la lutte contre l’alcool et la toxicomanie (ASPAT)
  • LIGUE SENEGALAISE CONTRE LE TABAC (LISTAB)
  • Mouvement Anti-Tabac du Sénégal (MAT)