5.7% of the adult population are current smokers

There are approximately 6,791 current smokers in Sao Tome and Principe

10.2% of men are current smokers but only 1.1% of women

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Data sourced: 2019.   Page updated: 2023-02-24

Smoking in Sao Tome and Principe

The prevalence of current tobacco smoking among adults is 5.7% (including 1.1% of women and 10.2% of men). Daily tobacco smoking prevalence is at 3.5%. 58 people die every year due to tobacco smoking in Sao Tome and Principe. tobacco smoking-related health problems account for 6.8% of deaths



In Sao Tome and Principe, 58 people die each year due to tobacco smoking.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Sao Tome and Principe

HTP is illegal to be marketed.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Sao Tome and Principe

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


in Sao Tome and Principe

No information about regulation of Snus is available for Sao Tome and Principe.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Sao Tome and Principe

NRT is illegal to be marketed.

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