Brazil

Brazil - country profile

Cigarettes in Brazil

The prevalence of current tobacco smoking has been decreasing in the general population in Brazil, from 25% in 2000 to 14% in 2015, with a further decrease to 10% projected by 2025. The decreasing trend in smoking prevalence for men went from 30% in 2000 to 18.5% in 2015, with a further decrease to 14% projected by 2025. For women it has decreased from 20% in 2000 to 11% in 2015, with a further decrease to 7% projected 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.

Tobacco smoking prevalence

Number of current smokers:
Adult current tobacco smoking prevalence:
Adult current tobacco smoking prevalence (female):
Adult current tobacco smoking prevalence (male):
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(1) WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000-2025, third edition. (2019). World Health Organization. https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/who-global-report-on-trends-in-prevalence-of-tobacco-use-2000-2025-third-edition. (2) Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Ed.). (2019). World Population Prospects 2019 (Online Edition Rev. 1.; Population Division). United Nations. https://population.un.org/wpp/Download/Standard/Population/

Smoking-related mortality

Annual number of deaths attributable to tobacco smoking:
Annual number of deaths attributable to tobacco smoking (female):
Annual number of deaths attributable to tobacco smoking (male):
Annual percentage of all deaths attributable to tobacco smoking:
Annual percentage of all deaths attributable to tobacco smoking (female):
Annual percentage of all deaths attributable to tobacco smoking (male):
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The Tobacco Atlas. Available at: https://tobaccoatlas.org/topic/deaths/ Data source: GBD 2016 Risk Factors Collaborators.

Nicotine Vaping Devices (E-cigarettes) in Brazil

In Brazil, e-cigarettes are classified as tobacco products. Resolution RDC, no 46 (2009) prohibits the sale, advertisement, distribution and importation of any electronic smoking devices, accessories or refills. As tobacco products, their use in public places and on public transportation is prohibited by Decree no 2.018 (1996).

Prevalence

Ever tried e-cigarette vaping:
A
Cavalcante, T.M., Szklo, A.S., de Abreu Perez, C., Thrasher, J.F., Szklo, M., Ouimet, J., Gravely, S., Fong, G.T., & de Almeida, L.M. (2017). Electronic cigarette awareness, use, and perception of harmfulness in Brazil: findings from a country that has strict regulatory requirements. Available at: http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S0102-311X2017001505006&script=sci_arttext&tlng=en

Product promotion

Advertising is regulated:
Yes
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Allowed or banned at place of sale or allowed or banned in all media.

Regulation

Regulatory status:
Banned
A
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Regulated as tobacco product:
Yes
A
A
Data cross-referenced where possible using the following sources :1. Vapetrotter website. Available at: https://www.vapetrotter.com/laws/ ; 2. Global tobacco control website. Available at:https://www.globaltobaccocontrol.org/node/14052 ; 3. Tobacco Control Laws website. Available at : https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/

Availability

Legal to import device - trade:
No
Legal to import nicotine - trade:
No
Legal to sell device:
No
Legal to sell nicotine:
No
Legal to purchase without prescription:
Yes
healing

Regulations and restrictions

Minimum age restrictions on sales:
Legal restrictions on use in public places:
Yes

Perception of harm

Not harmful, or less harmful than cigarettes (female):
Not harmful, or less harmful than cigarettes, % of population (male):
Not harmful, or less harmful than cigarettes:
A
Cavalcante, T.M., Szklo, A.S., de Abreu Perez, C., Thrasher, J.F., Szklo, M., Ouimet, J., Gravely, S., Fong, G.T., & de Almeida, L.M. (2017). Electronic cigarette awareness, use, and perception of harmfulness in Brazil: findings from a country that has strict regulatory requirements. Available at: http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S0102-311X2017001505006&script=sci_arttext&tlng=en
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Survey data from 2012, adults.

Snus in Brazil

There are no comments specific to snus in Brazil in the database.

Heated Tobacco Products in Brazil

There are no comments specific to heated tobacco products in Brazil in the database.

Availability

Products are marketed:
No
A
healing
A
Philip Morris International website. Available at: https://www.pmi.com/smoke-free-products/iqos-our-tobacco-heating-system

Nicotine Replacement Therapy in Brazil

There are no comments specific to nicotine replacement therapy in Brazil in the database.

Product promotion

Market size:
24.10 million €
A
Market size per smoker:
A
Consumer Health: Euromonitor from trade sources/national statistics. Date Exported: 8/9/2019. (c) Euromonitor International 2019

Availability

Legal to purchase without prescription:
Yes
A
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Products are marketed:
Yes
A
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Place available:
Pharmacy
A
A
WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2019. https://www.who.int/tobacco/global_report/en/ (2019).