Kenya Smoking Stats

Kenya has the highest recorded smoking prevalence in Sub-Saharan Africa.

In 2014 an estimated 11.6% of the adult population (2.5 million adults) used tobacco products, and ten percent of 13-15-year-olds (12.8% of boys and 6.7% girls).
By 2017, Euromonitor International estimated that the total smoking population had reached 3 million (2.7 million men and 1.3 million women), and while overall smoking prevalence had fallen slightly to 11%, the total number of smokers in the country continues to rise.
Since Kenya’s ratification of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in 2004, the Ministry of Health has been attempting to enact and implement legislation that decreases the prevalence of smoking. With a growing population becoming susceptible to tobacco use, there is a continuing need for robust tobacco harm reduction legislation in Kenya.

According to the tobacco Atlas, every year, more than 8100 of its people are killed by smoking-caused disease. Still, more than 2116000 adults continue to smoke each day. According to the Global State of Tobacco Harm reduction report, the trend in current smoking prevalence in the general population in Kenya is decreasing. It was 15% in 2000 and declined to 10% in 2015 with a further drop to 8% projected by 2025. For men the prevalence decreased from 28% in 2000 to 20% in 2015, with a further decrease to 16% projected by 2025. For women a low prevalence of 2.4% in 2000 dropped to 1% in 2015 and is projected to decrease further still to around 0.7% by 2025.

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