Determined to prevent disaster, Senegal is taking the lead in the war against tobacco.
StoryHEALTH TOBACCO CONTROL TOBACCORegionSenegal
Eritrea has taken steps to control tobacco use. Its 2004 proclamation aims to curb consumption, as do higher tax rates on cigarettes and other tobacco products. However, in spite of these measures, tobacco consumption is increasing.
West Africa has been identified as a new lucrative market by the tobacco industry.
Regional Conference for Presentation and Exchange on Country Profiles and Regional Synthesis on Taxation of Tobacco Products in the ECOWAS Region, Ouagadougou, 26th to 28th November 2012 : final report
Speakers at the meeting noted that compliance with laws on the fight against tobacco is inadequate, and the influence of the tobacco industry is a reality. It is difficult to assess the degree of enforcement of tobacco laws.Published dateFriday, November 2, 2012 - 04:00