Smoking in Honduras
There has been a downwards trend in current smoking prevalence in the general population in Honduras. Smoking prevalence was 32% in 2000 and declined to 17.5% in 2015, with a further drop to 12.5% projected by 2025. For men the prevalence nearly halved from 60% in 2000 to 33% in 2015, with a further decrease to 24% projected by 2025. For women a low prevalence of 4% in 2000 dropped to 2% in 2015, and is projected to decrease further to around 1% 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.
2,802 people in Honduras die from tobacco smoking-related diseases each year.
Heated Tobacco Products
You can't advertise HTP in Honduras.
Nicotine Vaping Devices
It is legal to use or sell e-cigarettes in Honduras. Decree No.92 (2010) says that e-cigarettes are classified as tobacco products, and therefore are regulated by tobacco control laws. The minimum age of purchase of e-cigarette products is quite high at 21. Vaping is banned in all workplaces, indoor public places, and all public transportation and terminals. There are some restrictions in outdoor places, including a ban on vaping in stadiums and any public or private space which is less than two metres from where people gather or pass through.
Use of Snus is permitted by law in Honduras.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy
You can't advertise NRT in Honduras.