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Tobacco use remains one of the leading global disease risk factors because every year more than 8 million people die from tobacco use according to the World Health Organisation.

Whereas risks associated with cigarette smoking are evident such as its potential to worsen or prolong the symptoms of respiratory conditions such as asthma or even damaging the heart and blood circulation, people still smoke.

The 2014/15 Rwanda Demographic Survey showed that prevalence of tobacco use among Rwandans was: 10% in men aged 15-59 (who smoke cigarettes and other tobacco products) and 2 percent of tobacco use in women aged 15-49 [...]