Cameroon

Cameroon - country profile

Cigarettes in Cameroon

Current smoking prevalence in the general population in Cameroon has been increasing sharply according to WHO trend reports. For the general population in 2000 the prevalence for current smoking was 6%; this has increased to 21% in 2015 and is projected to increase further to 43% by 2025. All of the increase in prevalence has been driven by men's smoking, which increased from 11.5% in 2000 to 41% in 2015 with a projected increase to 85% by 2025 if this trend continues. Women's current smoking prevalence has remained at 0.9% since 2000, and is projected to remain at 0.9% by 2025. The WHO published prevalence trend estimates in tobacco smoking, as shown here, in their 2015 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.

Tobacco smoking prevalence

Number of current smokers:
Adult current tobacco smoking prevalence:
Adult current tobacco smoking prevalence (female):
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Countries with increasing tobacco smoking prevalence:
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(1) WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000-2025, third edition. (2019). World Health Organization. https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/who-global-report-on-trends-in-prevalence-of-tobacco-use-2000-2025-third-edition. (2) Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Ed.). (2019). World Population Prospects 2019 (Online Edition Rev. 1.; Population Division). United Nations. https://population.un.org/wpp/Download/Standard/Population/
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WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017, Country profiles http://www.who.int/tobacco/surveillance/policy/country_profile/en/
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Age range varies from majority of WHO prevalence estimates. Data comes from the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS), 2013; National, ages 15+

Smoking-related mortality

Annual number of deaths attributable to tobacco smoking:
Annual number of deaths attributable to tobacco smoking (female):
Annual number of deaths attributable to tobacco smoking (male):
Annual percentage of all deaths attributable to tobacco smoking:
Annual percentage of all deaths attributable to tobacco smoking (female):
Annual percentage of all deaths attributable to tobacco smoking (male):
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The Tobacco Atlas. Available at: https://tobaccoatlas.org/topic/deaths/ Data source: GBD 2016 Risk Factors Collaborators.

Nicotine Vaping Devices (E-cigarettes) in Cameroon

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

Regulation

Regulatory status:
No specific law
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Data cross-referenced where possible using the following sources :1. Vapetrotter website. Available at: https://www.vapetrotter.com/laws/ ; 2. Global tobacco control website. Available at:https://www.globaltobaccocontrol.org/node/14052 ; 3. Tobacco Control Laws website. Available at : https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/

Snus in Cameroon

There are no comments specific to snus in Cameroon in the database.

Heated Tobacco Products in Cameroon

There are no comments specific to heated tobacco products in Cameroon in the database.

Availability

Products are marketed:
No
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Philip Morris International website. Available at: https://www.pmi.com/smoke-free-products/iqos-our-tobacco-heating-system

Nicotine Replacement Therapy in Cameroon

There are no comments specific to nicotine replacement therapy in Cameroon in the database.