About

10.9% of the adult population are current smokers

There are approximately 32,582 current smokers in Bahamas

18.6% of men are current smokers but only 3.2% of women

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Country profile
Data sourced: 2019.   Page updated: 2022-09-02

Smoking in Bahamas

Current smoking trends for the overall adult population in the Bahamas show a slight increase from 2000 (10.7%) to 2015 (11.4%), with a projection to increase further to around 13% by 2025. For women there has been a gradual, downwards year by year trend, from 5% in 2000 to 3% in 2015, and projected to be 2.5% by 2025. For men the trend has gone in the opposite direction, upwards, with 17% being current smokers in 2000, 20% in 2015 and a projection of around 24% by 2025. It is therefore men's smoking prevalence that has been driving up the smoking prevalence in the general population. The WHO published prevalence trend estimates in tobacco smoking, as shown here, in their 2018 2nd edition report, which show slightly different smoking prevalence to the WHO country profiles. Data for the estimates are not age standardised, and were obtained from WHO databases. The trend lines are projections, not predictions, of future attainment. A projection indicates a likely endpoint if the country maintains its tobacco control efforts at the same level that it has implemented them to date. Therefore the impact of recent interventions could alter the expected endpoint shown in the projection. While the methods of estimation used in the first and second editions of the WHO report are the same, the volume of data available for the second edition is larger i.e. 200 more national surveys. The results presented are therefore more robust.

185

Deaths

In Bahamas, 185 people die each year due to tobacco smoking.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Bahamas

HTP is illegal to be marketed.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Bahamas

There is no specific law regarding e-cigarettes. If you have an update please e-mail the GSTHR team.

Snus

in Bahamas

Snus is allowed. Use of Snus is permitted by law in Bahamas.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Bahamas

In Bahamas is legal to purchase nicotine without prescription to using NRT. Advertising NRT is allowed. NRT is available in Pharmacy.

The GSTHR database is updated regularly by our team. However, please be aware that the information we provide does not constitute legal advice. We cannot guarantee that the information is up to date or accurate, as the regulatory status of different product categories can change at short notice and with little publicity. If you wish to check the legal status of use or possession of any safer nicotine product in a specific country or region, you should verify the information independently. If you have reason to think that the information supplied on the GSTHR is inaccurate, please contact us with details and any references and we will rectify any errors.