13.2% of the adult population are current smokers

There are approximately 1.0 million current smokers in Bolivia

21.4% of men are current smokers but only 5% of women

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Data sourced: 2024.   Page updated: 2024-04-08

Smoking in Bolivia

The prevalence of current tobacco smoking in the general population in Bolivia has decreased from 39% in 2000 to 24% in 2015. The WHO projection shows a further decrease to 18% by 2025. The decreasing prevalence has been driven by men, for whom prevalence declined steeply (-21%) from 52% in 2000 to 31% in 2015, with a projection to decrease further to 23% by 2025. Women's smoking prevalence has decreased (-10%) from 27% in 2000 to 17% in 2015, with a projection to decrease further to 13% by 2025. The WHO published prevalence trend estimates in tobacco smoking, as shown here, in their 2015 report, which show slightly different smoking prevalence to the WHO country profiles. Data for the estimates 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.



In Bolivia, 4645 people die each year due to tobacco smoking.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Bolivia

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

Heated Tobacco Products

in Bolivia

HTP is allowed. You can't advertise HTP in Bolivia.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Bolivia

You can't advertise NRT in Bolivia.


in Bolivia

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


in Bolivia

Pouches are allowed.

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