9.6% of the adult population are current smokers

There are approximately 2.3 million current smokers in Peru

15.6% of men are current smokers but only 3.6% of women

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Data sourced: 2021.   Page updated: 2023-02-24

Smoking in Peru

Adult tobacco smoking prevalence is at 9.6% (with 3.6% of women and 15.6% of men). 7,667 people die every year due to tobacco smoking in Peru. The mortality rate associated with tobacco smoking is 5.99%



7,667 people in Peru die from tobacco smoking-related diseases each year.

0.3 million €

Market size of NRT.

Estimated NRT market size is 0.3 million €.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Peru

You can't advertise HTP in Peru.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Peru

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


in Peru

Snus is allowed. Use of Snus is permitted by law in Peru.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Peru

Estimated NRT market size is 0.3 million €. In Peru you need a prescription to purchase NRT. Advertising NRT is allowed. You can buy NRT in Pharmacy.

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