KEY FACTS

Population

Seychelles has a population of 90,762 according to 2018 statistics from the World Bank

Seyshelles and the WHO FCTC

Date of FCTC signature: 11 September 2003

Date of FCTC ratification (or legal equivalent): 12 November 2003

Date of FCTC entry into force: 27 February 2005

Prevalence of tobacco use

  Youth tobacco useAdult tobacco smokingAdult cigarette smoking
Prevalence (%) Current tobacco useCurrent cigarette smokingCurrent smokersDaily smokersDaily smokersDaily smokers
Male27.219.6 34.2 28.4 34.1 28.3
Female15.910.3 7.8 5.2 7.75.1
Total 21.414.7 ---- ---- 20.916.7

Source: WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017

TAXATION

Seychelles’ tax policy for tobacco products is well aligned with recommendations of the World Health Organisaton (WHO).
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SMOKE-FREE POLICY

Seychelles has a legislation or regulation requiring 100% smoke-free public places, but funds are not dedicated for the enforcement of this policy
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CESSATION

Seychelles does not have a toll-free smoking quit line/help line. Smoking cessation support is available in the country.
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HEALTH WARNING

Seychelles has a legislation requiring pictorial warnings covering 50% of the front and back surface area of packs of tobacco products.
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COORDINATION MECHANISM

Seychelles 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

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