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Smoking in Papua New Guinea

Current smoking trends for the overall adult population in Papua New Guinea show a decrease from 2000 (62%) to 2015 (38%), with a projection to decrease further to 28% by 2025. For women there has been a downwards year by year trend in smoking prevalence, from 41% in 2000 to 24% in 2015, and projected to be around 18% by 2025. For men the trend has also been downwards, with 83% being current smokers in 2000, 52% in 2015 and a projection to decrease to around 39% 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 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.

12,841

Deaths

In Papua New Guinea, 12,841 people die each year due to tobacco smoking.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Papua New Guinea

HTP is illegal to be marketed.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Papua New Guinea

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

Snus

in Papua New Guinea

No information about regulation of Snus is available for Papua New Guinea.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Papua New Guinea

In Papua New Guinea is legal to purchase nicotine without prescription to using NRT. Advertising NRT is allowed. You can buy NRT in Pharmacy.