About

8.6% of the adult population are current smokers

There are approximately 4.0 million current smokers in Democratic Republic of Congo

16.7% of men are current smokers but only 0.6% of women

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Data sourced: 2022.   Page updated: 2023-10-10

Smoking in Democratic Republic of Congo

The prevalence of current tobacco smoking among adults is 8.6% (including 0.6% of women and 16.7% of men). 22584 people in Democratic Republic of Congo die from tobacco smoking-related diseases each year. tobacco smoking-related health problems account for 4.19% of deaths

22,584

Deaths

In Democratic Republic of Congo, 22584 people die each year due to tobacco smoking.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Democratic Republic of Congo

There is no specific law regarding e-cigarettes. If you have an update please e-mail the GSTHR team.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Democratic Republic of Congo

You can't advertise HTP in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Democratic Republic of Congo

In Democratic Republic of Congo is legal to purchase nicotine without prescription to using NRT. Advertising NRT is allowed. NRT is available in Pharmacy.

Snus

in Democratic Republic of Congo

There is no information about using snus

Pouches

in Democratic Republic of Congo

There is no information about using pouches

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