COUNTRY PROFILES - MAURITANIA
Mauritania ratified the FCTC on 28 October 2005. Current tobacco use is 21.5% among youth aged 13-15 years and current tobacco smoking is 18.9% among adults aged 15-69 years. There is no ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

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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