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Smoking in Nauru

There has been a downwards trend in current smoking prevalence in the general population in Nauru. Smoking prevalence was high at 64% overall in 2000, and declined to 42% in 2015, with a further drop to 32% projected by 2025. For men the prevalence decreased from 60.5% in 2000 to 38% in 2015, with a further decrease to 29% projected by 2025. Unusually, prevalence is higher for women, at 69% in 2000; this decreased to around 44% in 2015, and is projected to decrease further to around 34% 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.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Nauru

HTP is illegal to be marketed.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Nauru

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


in Nauru

No information about regulation of Snus is available for Nauru.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Nauru

NRT is illegal to be marketed.