1- The smoking rate in Africa
According to statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO), the rate of smokers in Africa is 20%. That is a general rate of 18% for men and 2% for women. But this varies depending on the country.
2- Countries that prohibit tobacco advertising
These are the African countries that are fighting against tobacco use by banning direct or indirect advertising. These are Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda, Chad, Eritrea, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Niger, Nigeria and Togo.
3- Those countries that increase their economic figure thanks to tobacco
Several African countries have taken measures to over-tax cigarettes. The most glaring on the map are Mauritius, Seychelles and Madagascar where taxes represent between 70% and 80% of the selling price of cigarettes.
4- Mortality figures
According to WHO, 8 million people die each year from tobacco.