- 6 percent of adults (age 15+) in Senegal use tobacco products.1
- Rates are much higher among men than among women: 11 percent of men and 1.2 percent of women use tobacco products.1
- 5.4 percent of adults (age 15+) smoke tobacco and 0.7 percent use smokeless tobacco.1
- Among youth (ages 13-15), 11.2 percent use tobacco products (boys 14.9 percent and girls 6.2 percent), 4.5 percent smoke cigarettes (boys 4.7 percent and girls 3.1 percent), and 4.3 percent use smokeless tobacco (boys 6.6 percent and girls 1.8 percent).2
Secondhand Smoke Exposure
- 30.4 percent of adults who work indoors (0.5 million) are exposed to secondhand smoke in their workplace; 28.8 percent are exposed in restaurants (0.2 million), and 14.3 percent are exposed in public transportation.1
- Among youth (ages 13-15), 45.2 percent are exposed to secondhand smoke inside enclosed public places and 27.9 percent are exposed at home.2
- Every year more than 1,300 Senegalese are killed by tobacco-caused diseases.3
- Even though fewer men and women die on average in Senegal than in other middle-income countries, still 18 men and 7 women are killed by tobacco every week.3
In Senegal, the market is led by Manufacture de Tabacs de l'Ouest Africain (MTOA) a part of the Imperial Tobacco Group (a subsidiary of British American Tobacco). Philip Morris International has a manufacturing presence in the country.
Senegal ratified the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on January 27, 2005. The treaty went into effect on April 27, 2005.
Tobacco Control Policy Status
For information regarding smoke-free places, advertising and promotion, and packaging and labeling, visit the Tobacco Control Laws website.
Last updated: January 2016