22.1% of the adult population are current smokers

There are approximately 26,621 current smokers in Samoa

31.1% of men are current smokers but only 12.4% of women

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Data sourced: 2022.   Page updated: 2023-10-10

Smoking in Samoa

There has been a downwards trend in current smoking prevalence in the general population in Samoa. Smoking prevalence was above 44% overall in 2000, declining to 28% by 2015, with a further drop to 21% projected by 2025. For men, the prevalence decreased from 62% in 2000 to 39% in 2015, with a further decrease to 29% projected by 2025. Women’s prevalence was 25% in 2000; this decreased to around 17% in 2015, and is projected to decrease further to around 13% 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.



170 people in Samoa die from tobacco smoking-related diseases each year.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Samoa

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

Heated Tobacco Products

in Samoa

You can't advertise HTP in Samoa.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Samoa

In Samoa you don't need a prescription to purchase NRT. Advertising of NRT is allowed. NRT are available in Pharmacy.


in Samoa

There is currently no information about using snus.


in Samoa

There is currently no information about using pouches.

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