KEY FACTS

Population

Zambia has a population of 17,351,822 according to 2018 statistics from the World Bank

Gambia and the WHO FCTC

Date of FCTC signature: Not Signed

Date of FCTC ratification (or legal equivalent): 23 May 2008

Date of FCTC entry into force:

Prevalence of tobacco use

  Youth tobacco useAdult tobacco smokingAdult cigarette smoking
Prevalence (%) Current tobacco useCurrent cigarette smokingCurrent smokersDaily smokersDaily smokersDaily smokers
Male 24.96.220.2 ----- 20.0-----
Female25.85.7 4.6 ----- 1.0-----
Total 25.66.2 ----- ----- ----------

Source: WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017

TAXATION

Zambia’s tax policy for tobacco products is not aligned with recommendations of the World Health Organisaton (WHO).

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SMOKE-FREE POLICY

Zambia has a regulation requiring 100% smoke-free environments in some public places. Funds are not allocated for the implementation of this policy.
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CESSATION

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

Zambia has a regulation requiring textual health warnings on packs of tobacco products but this is not specific on the surface area to be covered.
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COORDINATION MECHANISM

Zambia has a national tobacco control technical unit or agency but no specific government objectives for tobacco control.
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ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, SPONSORSHIP

Zambia does not have any legislation or regulation banning the advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products.
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