Africa has about 77 million smokers.

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Over 250,000 Africans die every year from smoking related diseases

The prevalence rate of tobacco smoking in Africa is 14%

If no further policy action is taken, smoking prevalence is expected to increase by nearly 39 percent by 2030, the largest expected regional increase globally.

Twenty-six percent of the world's smokers — about 413 million people — will live in Africa by 2100, if current trends persist.

Although many African countries have policies regarding tobacco control, very few have programs to support smokers who wish to quit

The African continent produces more than 700 000 tons of tobacco yearly, the three highest producers being Zimbabwe, Malawi and Tanzania

Majority of smokers in Africa do not have accurate information on
safer nicotine products

The Lancet World Report underlines that currently 90% of Africans are unprotected by smoke-free laws.