KEY FACTS

Population

Tanzania has a population of 56,318,348 according to 2018 statistics from the World Bank

Gambia and the WHO FCTC

Date of FCTC signature: 27 January 2004

Date of FCTC ratification (or legal equivalent): 30 April 2007

Date of FCTC entry into force: 29 July 2007

Prevalence of tobacco use

  Youth tobacco useAdult tobacco smokingAdult cigarette smoking
Prevalence (%) Current tobacco useCurrent cigarette smokingCurrent smokersDaily smokersDaily smokersDaily smokers
Male12.42.226.022.2 ----- 18.0
Female12.41.12.92.0 -----1.3
Total10.6 1.714.111.8 -----9.4

Source: WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017

TAXATION

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

Tanzania does not have any legislation or regulation requiring public places to be 100% smoke-free.
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CESSATION

Tanzania 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

Tanzania’s legislation or regulation on health warnings on packs of tobacco products is not specific on the surface area to be covered.
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COORDINATION MECHANISM

Tanzania 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

Tanzania has legislation or regulation banning most forms of tobacco advertising. Promotion and sponsorship are highly unregulated.
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United Republic of Tanzania Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) country report 2008

United Republic of Tanzania GYTS country report 2003

United Republic of Tanzania – Arusha 2003

United Republic of Tanzania -Dar Es Salaam 2003

United Republic of Tanzania – Kilimanjaro 2003

ATCA CSO PARTNERS

  • Tanzania Tobacco Control Forum (TTCF)