COUNTRY PROFILES - MALI
Mali ratified the FCTC on 19 October 2005. Among young people aged 13-15 years, 16.6% currently use tobacco and among adult males aged 15-64 years, 24.5% currently smoke tobacco. Text health warnings appear on 30% of the principal display areas of tobacco packages.

WHAT IS SECOND-HAND SMOKE?


Second-hand tobacco smoke is the combination of smoke emitted from the burning end of a cigarette or other tobacco products and smoke exhaled by the smoker. SHS contains thousands of known chemicals, at least 250 of which are known to be carcinogenic or otherwise toxic.

Protection from exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke.Policy recommendations,WHO