KEY FACTS

Population

Mozambique has a population of 29,495,962 according to 2018 statistics from the World Bank

Mozambique and the WHO FCTC

Date of FCTC signature: 18 June 2003

Date of FCTC entry into force: 14 July 2017

Prevalence of tobacco use

  Youth tobacco useAdult tobacco smokingAdult cigarette smoking
Prevalence (%) Current tobacco useCurrent cigarette smokingCurrent smokersDaily smokersDaily smokersDaily smokers
Male15.12.121.8-----19.918.7
Female14.62.32.9-----1.4 -----
Total14.92.3----------------- -----

Source: WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017

TAXATION

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

Mozambique has a regulation requiring 100% smoke-free public places only in government offices. Funds are not dedicated for the enforcement of this policy
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CESSATION

Mozambique 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

Mozambique has a regulation requiring textual warnings covering 28% of the front and back (combined) of packs of cigarettes and other smoked tobacco products.
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COORDINATION MECHANISM

Mozambique has specific government objectives for tobacco control but no national tobacco control technical unit or agency.
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ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, SPONSORSHIP

Mozambique has a regulation banning some forms of tobacco advertising, but promotion and sponsorship are widely unregulated.
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