5.5% of the adult population are current smokers

There are approximately 507,888 current smokers in Senegal

11.1% of men are current smokers but only 0.5% of women

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

Smoking in Senegal

There has been a downwards trend in current smoking prevalence in the general population in Senegal. In 2000 the overall prevalence was estimated to be around 11%; this decreased to 8% by 2015, with a projection to decrease to 7% by 2025. Men's smoking prevalence decreased from 21% to 17% between 2000 and 2015, and is projected to decrease further to 15% by 2025 according to WHO trend data. Women's smoking during the same period has shown a small decrease, from 1.6% in 2000 to 0.4% in 2015, and is projected to be around 0.2% 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.



In Senegal, 4136 people die each year due to tobacco smoking.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Senegal

In Senegal, Law No. 2014 -14 (Concerning the Manufacture, Packaging, Labelling, Sale and Use of Tobacco) prohibits direct or indirect advertisement and promotion of tobacco, tobacco products, and tobacco derivatives, and this includes e-cigarettes.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Senegal

Heated tobacco products are regulated as tobacco derivatives according to Law No. 2014-14, which concerns the manufacture, packaging, labelling, sale and use of tobacco.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Senegal

In Senegal it is illegal to sell nicotine for using NRT. NRT is legal to market. NRT are available in Pharmacy.


in Senegal

Snus is allowed. Snus is legal to use.


in Senegal

There is currently no information about using pouches.

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