13.5% of the adult population are current smokers
There are approximately 67,937 current smokers in Comoros
22.8% of men are current smokers but only 4.2% of women
Smoking in Comoros
Current smoking prevalence in the general population in Comoros has declined from 20% in 2000 to 14% by 2015, and a further reduction to 11.5% is projected by 2025. Men’s smoking prevalence has reduced from 29% in 2000 to 23% in 2015, with a further decrease to 21% projected by 2025. For women the decrease has been from 12% in 2000 to 4% in 2015, with a further decrease to around 2% projected by 2025. 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.
201 people die every year due to tobacco smoking in Comoros.
Heated Tobacco Products
HTP is illegal to be marketed.
Nicotine Vaping Devices
There is no specific law regarding e-cigarettes. If you have an update please e-mail the GSTHR team.
No information about regulation of Snus is available for Comoros.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy
NRT is illegal to be marketed.