Botswana has a population of 2,291,661 according to 2017 statistics from the World Bank
BOTSWANA AND THE WHO FCTC
Date of FCTC signature: 16 June 2003
Date of FCTC ratification (or legal equivalent): 31 January 2005
Date of FCTC Entry into force: 01 May 2005
Specific national government objectives in tobacco control: Yes
National agency or technical unit for tobacco control: Yes
Prevalence of tobacco use
|Youth tobacco use||Adult tobacco smoking|
|Prevalence (%)||Current tobacco use||Current cigarette smoking||Current smokers||Daily smokers|
Source: WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017
Botswana has a tax policy for tobacco products but this is not aligned with recommendations of the World Health Organisaton.
Smoking is restricted in some public spaces but Botswana has no legislation or regulation requiring 100% smoke-free public spaces.
Botswana does not have a toll-free telephone smoking quit line/help line. Smoking cessation support is available in some health facilities.
Botswana does not have any legislation or regulation requiring health warning labels on the packs of tobacco products.
ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, SPONSORSHIP
Several forms of tobacco advertising are banned in Botswana. The country has done very little to ban tobacco promotion and sponsorship.
Botswana has specific government objectives for tobacco control as well as a national tobacco control technical unit or agency.