20.4% of the adult population are current smokers
There are approximately 8.0 million current smokers in Myanmar
36.4% of men are current smokers but only 4.4% of women
Smoking in Myanmar
Current smoking prevalence in the general population in Myanmar is in decline, from 31% in 2000 to 21% in 2015, with a projected further decrease to 16% by 2025. For men the decrease has been most noticeable with a decrease from 50% in 2000 to 36% in 2015, and a projected decrease to 29% by 2025. For women the decrease was more modest, from 13.5% in 2000 to 6.5% in 2015, with a projected further decrease to 4% 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.
65,651 people in Myanmar die from tobacco smoking-related diseases each year.
Heated Tobacco Products
You can't advertise HTP in Myanmar.
Nicotine Vaping Devices
There is no specific law regarding e-cigarettes. If you have an update please e-mail the GSTHR team.
Snus is banned.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy
You can't advertise NRT in Myanmar.