24.4% of the adult population are current smokers

There are approximately 151,468 current smokers in Fiji

37.5% of men are current smokers but only 11% of women

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Data sourced: 2022.   Page updated: 2023-10-10

Smoking in Fiji

There has been a downwards trend in current smoking prevalence in the general population in Fiji. In 2000 it was 34%, and it decreased to 23% in 2015 with a further decline to around 18% projected by 2025 according to WHO trend data. For men the decrease has been from 52% in 2000 to 35% in 2015, with a further decrease to 28% projected by 2025. For women the decrease has been from 16% in 2000 to 10% in 2015, with a further decrease to 8% 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.



949 people in Fiji die from tobacco smoking-related diseases each year.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Fiji

In Fiji, the Tobacco Control (Amendment) Decree 2014 includes e-cigarettes, and states that e-cigarettes will be added alongside other tobacco products in the tobacco control decree 2010. This means e-cigarettes cannot be sold to minors (under 18 years), advertised or used on public transportation or in certain enclosed public places. Advertising at point of sale must consist only of the company name or trademark.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Fiji

Heated tobacco products are regulated in the same way as e-cigarettes in Fiji.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Fiji

In Fiji you don't need a prescription to purchase NRT. Advertising of NRT is allowed. NRT are available in Pharmacy.

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