4.9% of the adult population are current smokers

There are approximately 231,520 current smokers in Togo

9.3% 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 Togo

Current smoking trends for the overall adult population in Togo show a decrease from 2000 (9%) to 2015 (7%), with a projection to decrease further to around 6% by 2025. For women, smoking prevalence has been declining gradually year by year, starting and remaining very low, from 3% in 2000 to 1% in 2015, and is projected to be 0.4% by 2025. For men the trend has gone in the same direction, downwards, with 16% being current smokers in 2000, 13% in 2015 and a projection of around 12% 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 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.



2364 people in Togo die from tobacco smoking-related diseases each year.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Togo

E-cigarettes are included as tobacco derivative products under the Togo National Assembly Tobacco Control Law. E-cigarettes are therefore subject to the same regulations and restrictions as traditional cigarettes, such as restrictions on age and their use in public places and on transportation, and a ban on advertising. They are taxed at a maximum of 45%.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Togo

You can't advertise HTP in Togo.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Togo

You can't advertise NRT in Togo.


in Togo

There is currently no information about using snus.


in Togo

There is currently no information about using pouches.

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