12.8% of the adult population are current smokers
There are approximately 621,767 current smokers in Paraguay
20.8% of men are current smokers but only 4.7% of women
Smoking in Paraguay
There has been a downwards trend in current smoking prevalence in the general population in Paraguay. Smoking prevalence was 30% overall in 2000 and declined to 14% in 2015, with a further drop to 8.5% projected by 2025. For men, the prevalence decreased from 44% in 2000 to 22% in 2015, with a further decrease to 14% projected by 2025. Women’s prevalence was 15% in 2000; this decreased to around 5% in 2015, and is projected to decrease further to under 3% 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.
3,998 people in Paraguay die from tobacco smoking-related diseases each year.
Heated Tobacco Products
No information about regulation of HTP is available for Paraguay. HTP is illegal to be marketed.
Nicotine Vaping Devices
In Paraguay, Law No. 5538/2015 classifies e-cigarettes as tobacco products. Vaping is restricted in certain public places. Decree No. 4694 applies a 16% tax on e-cigarettes, however most e-cigarettes reportedly are not registered as tobacco products, as the devices are imported as ‘electronic products’ and the e-liquids as ‘essences’, thus avoiding the tax .
Snus is allowed. Snus is legal to use.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy
You can't advertise NRT in Paraguay.