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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, 4,645 people die each year due to tobacco smoking.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Bolivia

HTP is illegal to be marketed.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Bolivia

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


in Bolivia

Snus is allowed. In Bolivia you can legally purchase using snus devices. In Bolivia Snus is available without prescription. In Bolivia you don't need a prescription to purchase Snus. Snus is legal to use.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Bolivia

NRT is illegal to be marketed.