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Data sourced: 2022.   Page updated: 2023-04-17

Smoking in Suriname

There has been a downwards trend in current smoking prevalence in the general population in Suriname. Smoking prevalence was 50% overall in 2000 and declined to 26% in 2015, with a further drop to 17% projected by 2025. For men, the prevalence decreased from 78% in 2000 to 45% in 2015, with a further decrease to 29.5% projected by 2025. For women, prevalence was lower at 21% in 2000; this decreased to 8% in 2015, and is projected to decrease further to 4% 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.



In Suriname, 423 people die each year due to tobacco smoking.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Suriname

The Tobacco Law (2013), "Containing Rules for Limiting the Use of Tobacco and Tobacco Products", prohibits the importation, distribution and sale of electronic cigarettes. There is no law pertaining to the use and possession of e-cigarettes, however there is a law which prohibits smoking anywhere in public - offenders can be jailed.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Suriname

You can't advertise HTP in Suriname.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Suriname

In Suriname it is legal to purchase nicotine without using NRT prescription. Advertising of NRT is allowed. You can buy NRT in Pharmacy.


in Suriname

There is currently no information about using snus.


in Suriname

There is currently no information about using pouches.

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