Bhutan

Bhutan - country profile

Cigarettes in Bhutan

There are no comments specific to cigarettes in Bhutan in the database.

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):
A
The Tobacco Atlas. Available at: https://tobaccoatlas.org/topic/deaths/ Data source: GBD 2016 Risk Factors Collaborators.

Regulation

Regulatory status:
Allowed
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Bhutan temporarily lifted the ban on tobacco sales from August 2020, the date of recommencement is uncertain.

Nicotine Vaping Devices (E-cigarettes) in Bhutan

In 2004, Bhutan banned tobacco and tobacco products from being produced or sold in the country – this measure included e-cigarettes in the ban. It is legal to bring e-cigarette products into the country for personal use, although they are subject to import duties and carriers must show proof of taxation. Products imported for personal use must display health warnings, and cannot promote tobacco by 'false means', in ways that are misleading or are likely to create an incorrect impression about their nature (i.e. by making health claims about e-cigarettes). E-cigarettes are prohibited in both indoor and outdoor public places and, if used, are subject to fines and/or police enforcement action.

Product promotion

Health claims allowed:
No

Regulation

Regulatory status:
Banned
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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 buy device online - personal use:
Yes
Legal to buy nicotine online - personal use:
Yes
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

Regulations and restrictions

Health warning on packaging required:
Yes
Minimum age restrictions on sales:
Legal restrictions on use in public places:
Yes

Snus in Bhutan

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

Heated Tobacco Products in Bhutan

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

Availability

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

Nicotine Replacement Therapy in Bhutan

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

Availability

Products are marketed:
No
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WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2019. https://www.who.int/tobacco/global_report/en/ (2019).