COUNTRY PROFILES - SAO TOME & P.
Sao Tome and Principe ratified the FCTC on 12 April 2006. Among young people aged 13-15 years, 26.2% currently use tobacco and among adults aged 25-64 years, 5.5% currently smoke tobacco. Text health warnings appear on tobacco packages.

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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