Senegal

Senegal - country profile

Cigarettes 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.

Tobacco smoking prevalence

Number of current smokers:
Adult current tobacco smoking prevalence:
Adult current tobacco smoking prevalence (female):
Adult current tobacco smoking prevalence (male):
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/
B
Global Adult Tobacco Survey, 2015. Available at:https://nccd.cdc.gov/GTSSDataSurveyResources/Ancillary/DataReports.aspx?CAID=1
1
In Senegal, GATS was first conducted in 2015 as a household survey of persons 15 years of age and older. A multi-stage, geographically clustered sample design was used to produce nationally representative data. There were a total of 4,347 completed individual interviews.

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):
A
The Tobacco Atlas. Available at: https://tobaccoatlas.org/topic/deaths/ Data source: GBD 2016 Risk Factors Collaborators.

Nicotine Vaping Devices (E-cigarettes) 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.

Product promotion

Ban on all advertising:
Yes
1
Advertising is regulated:
Yes
2
1
Banned at place of sale and banned in all media.
2
Allowed or banned at place of sale or allowed or banned in all media.

Regulation

Regulatory status:
Allowed
A
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Regulated as tobacco product:
Yes
B
A
Senegal Details | Tobacco Control Laws. https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/country/senegal/summary.
B
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/

Availability

Legal to buy device online - personal use:
No
A
Legal to buy nicotine online - personal use:
No
A
Legal to sell device:
Yes
A
Legal to sell nicotine:
Yes
A
Legal to purchase without prescription:
Yes
A
healing
A
Senegal Details | Tobacco Control Laws. https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/country/senegal/summary.

Regulations and restrictions

Health warning on packaging required:
Yes
A
Minimum age restrictions on sales:
Yes
18 years
A
Legal restrictions on use in public places:
Yes
A
A
Senegal Details | Tobacco Control Laws. https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/country/senegal/summary.

Snus in Senegal

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

Regulation

Regulatory status:
Allowed
A
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A
Information obtained from industry source (2014 data)

Availability

Legal to use product:
Yes

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.

Regulation

Regulatory status:
Allowed
A
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A
Philip Morris International website. Available at: https://www.pmi.com/smoke-free-products/iqos-our-tobacco-heating-system

Availability

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

Nicotine Replacement Therapy in Senegal

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

Availability

Legal to purchase without prescription:
No
A
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Products are marketed:
Yes
A
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Place available:
Pharmacy
A
A
WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2019. https://www.who.int/tobacco/global_report/en/ (2019).