Cigarettes in Barbados
Current smoking prevalence in the general population in Barbados has decreased slightly from 8% in 2000 to 7.6% in 2015, but with no further decrease projected by 2025. The prevalence for men has hardly changed from 14% in 2000 to 13.9% in 2015, followed by a projected increase to 14.6% by 2025. For women there was a slight decrease from 3% in 2000 to 2% in 2015, and a further reduction to 1.55% is 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):
(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/
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):
The Tobacco Atlas. Available at: https://tobaccoatlas.org/topic/deaths/ Data source: GBD 2016 Risk Factors Collaborators.
Nicotine Vaping Devices (E-cigarettes) in Barbados
It is legal to sell and use e-cigarettes in Barbados. In January 2017 the Barbados Parliament passed the Health Service Amendment Bill 2017, which classifies e-cigarettes as electronic smoking devices and extends the prohibition on smoking in public places to e-cigarettes. Retailers may advertise e-cigarettes but must show information saying that they are not a safe alternative to cigarettes. E-cigarette products are taxed at the same rate as cigarettes.
Advertising is regulated:
Allowed or banned at place of sale or allowed or banned in all media.
Regulated as tobacco product:
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/
Legal to buy device online - personal use:
Legal to buy nicotine online - personal use:
Legal to purchase without prescription:
Regulations and restrictions
Minimum age restrictions on sales:
Legal restrictions on use in public places:
Snus in Barbados
There are no comments specific to snus in Barbados in the database.
Information obtained from industry source (2014 data)
Heated Tobacco Products in Barbados
There are no comments specific to heated tobacco products in Barbados in the database.
Philip Morris International website. Available at: https://www.pmi.com/smoke-free-products/iqos-our-tobacco-heating-system
Nicotine Replacement Therapy in Barbados
There are no comments specific to nicotine replacement therapy in Barbados in the database.
Legal to purchase without prescription:
WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2019. https://www.who.int/tobacco/global_report/en/ (2019).