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Smoking in Cabo Verde

Current smoking prevalence in the general population in Cape Verde has been decreasing according to WHO trend reports. The current prevalence decreased from 13% in 2000 to 9% in 2015, and is projected to decrease further to 8% by 2025. Men's smoking has decreased from 19.5% in 2000 to 17% in 2015, and is projected to decrease to 15% by 2025. Women's current smoking prevalence is in decline too, with 7% smoking in 2000, 2% in 2015 and a projection of a further decrease to 1% by 2025. The WHO published prevalence trend estimates in tobacco smoking, as shown here, in their 2018 2nd edition report, which show slightly different smoking prevalence to the WHO country profiles. Data for the estimates are not age standardised, and were obtained from WHO databases. The trend lines are projections, not predictions, of future attainment. A projection indicates a likely endpoint if the country maintains its tobacco control efforts at the same level that it has implemented them to date. Therefore the impact of recent interventions could alter the expected endpoint shown in the projection. While the methods of estimation used in the first and second editions of the WHO report are the same, the volume of data available for the second edition is larger i.e. 200 more national surveys. The results presented are therefore more robust.



226 people die every year due to tobacco smoking in Cabo Verde.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Cabo Verde

You can't advertise HTP in Cabo Verde.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Cabo Verde

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


in Cabo Verde

No information about regulation of Snus is available for Cabo Verde.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Cabo Verde

You can't advertise NRT in Cabo Verde.