KEY FACTS

Population

Zimbabwe has a population of 14,439,018 according to 2018 statistics from the World Bank

Zimbabwe and the WHO FCTC

Date of FCTC signature: Not Signed

Date of FCTC ratification (or legal equivalent): 04 December 2014

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 34.012.7 23.0----- 20.521.5
Female 36.68.60.0-----0.0-----
Total36.1 10.8--------------------

Source: WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017

TAXATION

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

Zimbabwe 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

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

Zimbabwe has a regulation requiring textual health warnings on the packs of cigarettes and other tobacco products.
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COORDINATION MECHANISM

Zimbabwe 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

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