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Data sourced: 2022.   Page updated: 2023-04-17

Smoking in Bhutan

The number of daily smokers in Bhutan is 24337. The prevalence of daily tobacco smoking among adults is 4.3%. 221 people in Bhutan die from tobacco smoking-related diseases each year. The mortality rate associated with tobacco smoking is 5.87% Cigarettes is allowed.



In Bhutan, 221 people die each year due to tobacco smoking.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Bhutan

In 2004, Bhutan banned tobacco and tobacco products from being produced or sold in the country – this measure included e-cigarettes in the ban. It is legal to bring e-cigarette products into the country for personal use, although they are subject to import duties and carriers must show proof of taxation. Products imported for personal use must display health warnings, and cannot promote tobacco by 'false means', in ways that are misleading or are likely to create an incorrect impression about their nature (i.e. by making health claims about e-cigarettes). E-cigarettes are prohibited in both indoor and outdoor public places and, if used, are subject to fines and/or police enforcement action.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Bhutan

You can't advertise HTP in Bhutan.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Bhutan

You can't advertise NRT in Bhutan.


in Bhutan

There is no information about using snus


in Bhutan

There is no information about using pouches

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