About

8.5% of the adult population are current smokers

There are approximately 631,176 current smokers in Haiti

13.5% of men are current smokers but only 3.4% of women

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Country profile
Data sourced: 2019.   Page updated: 2022-09-02

Smoking in Haiti

There has been a gradual upwards trend in current smoking prevalence in the general population in Haiti. In 2000 the prevalence was estimated to be 11%; this increased to 12% in 2015, with a projection to increase to 14% by 2025. This increase in prevalence has been driven entirely by men's smoking, which increased from 18% to 21.5% between 2000 and 2015, and is projected to increase further to 26% by 2025 according to WHO trend data. Women's smoking during the same period remained low at 5% in 2000, 3% in 2015, and is projected to decrease to 2% 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.

5,524

Deaths

In Haiti, 5,524 people die each year due to tobacco smoking.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Haiti

HTP is illegal to be marketed.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Haiti

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

Snus

in Haiti

No information about regulation of Snus is available for Haiti.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Haiti

NRT is illegal to be marketed.

The GSTHR database is updated regularly by our team. However, please be aware that the information we provide does not constitute legal advice. We cannot guarantee that the information is up to date or accurate, as the regulatory status of different product categories can change at short notice and with little publicity. If you wish to check the legal status of use or possession of any safer nicotine product in a specific country or region, you should verify the information independently. If you have reason to think that the information supplied on the GSTHR is inaccurate, please contact us with details and any references and we will rectify any errors.