Country Profile

One of the main goals of the ITC Mauritius Survey is to evaluate the effectiveness of new Public Health (Restrictionson Tbacco Products) Regulations. These Regulations were passed on November 28, 2008 and were implemented in two phases.

Capital City: Port Louis
Population: 1,294,104 (July 2010 est.)
Ethnic Groups: Indo-Mauritian 68%, Creole 27%, Sino-Mauritin 3%, Franco-Mauritian 2%
Religions: Hindu48%, Roman Catholic 23.6%, Muslim 16.6%, other Christian 8.6%, other 2.5%, unspecified 0.3%, none 0.4% (2000 census)
Languages: Creole 80.5%, Bhojpuri 12.1%, French 3.4%, English (official; spoken by less than 1% of the population), other 3.7%, unspecified 0.3% (2000 census)
GDP per capita: $12,400 (2009 estimate)
Literacy: 84.4% (Male 88.4%, Female 80.5% (2000 census)

Smoking Prevalence and Related Costs:

  • 32.4% of men and 2.6% of women (18+ years) were current smokers (2009 ITC )

Smoking Policies:
Effective March 2009:

  • Ban on smoking in public indoor and outdoor areas
  • Ban on sale of tobacco to minors and by minors
  • Ban on advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products

Mauritius Contact Information

Janine Ouimet, Project Manager. Email:

Premduth Burhoo, Principal Investigator. Email:


ITC-Mauritius Wave 1 Technical Report

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