8.5% of the adult population are current smokers

There are approximately 23,263 current smokers in Belize

15.3% of men are current smokers but only 1.8% of women

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Data sourced: 2022.   Page updated: 2023-10-10

Smoking in Belize

tobacco smoking prevalence among women is 8.5%. with (1.8% of women and 15.3% of men). 138 people die every year due to tobacco smoking in Belize. tobacco smoking-related health problems account for 8.37% of deaths



138 people die every year due to tobacco smoking in Belize.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Belize

There is currently no specific law regarding e-cigarettes – e-cigarettes are therefore legal to sell and use in Belize, and there is no tax on them at the moment. However, the National Drug Abuse Control Council Belize (NADCC) are (as of 2018) drafting a new Tobacco Control Act which may heavily regulate e-cigarette product sales, and possibly restrict public use, along with a substantial tax to be applied to the final sale price.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Belize

You can't advertise HTP in Belize.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Belize

You can't advertise NRT in Belize.


in Belize

There is no information about using snus


in Belize

There is no information about using pouches

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