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How is smoking regulated in Africa?
According to studies carried out by the World Health Organization (WHO) in countries such as Mauritania, Mali, Cameroon and the Republic of Congo, it is where the rate of smokers per inhabitant over 15 years of age increased the most, which is alarming. In addition, it is also estimated that in the next 10 years the reach of smoke caused by nicotine derivatives will reach half the population.
Just some countries such as Ghana, Ethiopia and Nigeria joined the WHO proposal to reduce tobacco consumption in their respective countries through the implementation of propaganda tools and control measures. The objective was to reduce the use in young people and reduce the diseases tobacco causes.
Exporting to developing countries
Sincethe rate of smokers on the African continent is still much lower than the rest of the continents, studies indicate that this number tends to grow.
One of the reasons why this happens is because in many Western countries consumption is decline. This is due to increased regulation, increased cigarette taxes and new trends. As a result, large tobacco companies are committed to increasing trade in developing countries.
Because of this, 70% of global tobacco use occurs in the least developed countries, while in countries with higher incomes consumption tends to decline progressively. That is why the tobacco industry focuses on these markets, as they comprise the populations that tend to grow the most and also tend to have less regulation in terms of the political system that these countries have when compared to Western Europe or North America.
We hope this article has helped you understand tobacco usage in Africa. In Venerable Capital we are experts in the distribution of tobacco and smoker accessories. If you want to start distributing tobacco or if you have any questions, you can contact us through our form. See you on the next post!