KEY FACTS

Population

Ghana has a population of 28,833,629 according to 2017 statistics from the World Bank

Ghana and the WHO FCTC

Date of FCTC signature: 20 June 2003

Date of FCTC ratification (or legal equivalent): 29 November 2004

Date of FCTC entry into force: 27 February 2005

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Prevalence of tobacco use

  Youth tobacco useAdult tobacco smokingAdult cigarette smoking
Prevalence (%) Current tobacco use ----Current smokersDaily smokersDaily smokersDaily smokers
Male 9.2 ---- 6.3----- 4.8 -----
Female 7.1 ---- 0.4-----0.1-----
Total8.3 ------------------------

Source: WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017

TAXATION

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

Ghana’s legislation or regulation makes provision for Designated Smoking Areas (DSRs) where people can smoke even in public places.
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CESSATION

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

Ghana currently implements textual health warning covering 50% of the front and back of packs cigarettes and other tobacco products.
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COORDINATION MECHANISM

Ghana 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

Ghana has legislation or regulation banning most forms of advertising promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products.
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