Malawi ‘s ratification of WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control comes into effect

November 16, 2023 by who.int

Malawi ‘s ratification of WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control comes into effect

With this historic decision, Malawi joins a community of 182 other Parties to the Convention, affirming the country’s high-level political commitment to combatting the global tobacco epidemic and prioritizing public health and well-being. The Convention, which Malawi ratified in August 2023, is a crucial international treaty designed to address the severe public health risks associated with tobacco consumption and exposure to tobacco smoke. Its ratification by Malawi demonstrates the country’s determination to protect present and future generations from the devastating health, social, environmental and economic consequences of tobacco consumption and exposure to tobacco smoke.  


7.20% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 751,519 current smokers in Malawi 13.10% of men are current smokers but only 1.60% of women.
SOURCE: GSTHR

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