9% of the adult population are current smokers

There are approximately 691,029 current smokers in Dominican Republic

12.6% of men are current smokers but only 5.4% of women

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

Smoking in Dominican Republic

The trend in current smoking prevalence in the general population in the Dominican Republic shows a gradual decrease from 17% in 2000 to 13% in 2015, with a further decline to around 12% projected by 2025. The decrease has been slower for men than for women. Men's current smoking prevalence reduced from 20% (2000) to 18% (2015), with a projection to remain at 18% by 2025. For women the prevalence decreased from 14% (2000) to 8% in 2015, with a further decrease to 6% 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.



5107 people in Dominican Republic die from tobacco smoking-related diseases each year.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Dominican Republic

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

Heated Tobacco Products

in Dominican Republic

HTP is allowed. HTP is legal to market.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Dominican Republic

In Dominican Republic you don't need a prescription to purchase NRT. NRT is legal to market. You can buy NRT in Pharmacy.


in Dominican Republic

Snus is allowed. Snus is legal to use.


in Dominican Republic

Pouches are allowed.

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