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Data sourced: 2019.   Page updated: 2022-09-02

Smoking in Venezuela

Cigarettes is banned. In Venezuela is legal to purchase nicotine without prescription to tobacco smoking. 17,296 people in Venezuela die from tobacco smoking-related diseases each year. The mortality rate associated with tobacco smoking is 10.73%

17,296

Deaths

17,296 people in Venezuela die from tobacco smoking-related diseases each year.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Venezuela

You can't advertise HTP in Venezuela.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Venezuela

Available information on the legality of sales of e-cigarettes in Venezuela is ambiguous. Sources report that to be imported, e-cigarettes need to be categorised as either tobacco, medicinal or consumer products. If categorised as tobacco or as a derivative product, e-cigarettes are regulated by the Tobacco Control Laws. As such they cannot be sold to minors, advertised and promoted, or used in enclosed public spaces or on transport. However, if e-cigarettes are categorised as a consumer or medicinal product, they have to have been extensively clinically trialled before being sold, distributed or used. As none have been approved so far, sales are illegal and an alert to this effect has been issued by the Venezuelan Ministry of Health. It is not clear from our sources if this means all sales are illegal, or just those where e-cigarettes are categorised as consumer/medicinal products.

Snus

in Venezuela

Snus is allowed. Snus is legal to use.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Venezuela

In Venezuela you don't need a prescription to purchase NRT. NRT is legal to market. You can buy NRT in Pharmacy.

The GSTHR database is updated regularly by our team. However, please be aware that the information we provide does not constitute legal advice. We cannot guarantee that the information is up to date or accurate, as the regulatory status of different product categories can change at short notice and with little publicity. If you wish to check the legal status of use or possession of any safer nicotine product in a specific country or region, you should verify the information independently. If you have reason to think that the information supplied on the GSTHR is inaccurate, please contact us with details and any references and we will rectify any errors.