Cook Islands

Cook Islands - country profile

Cigarettes in Cook Islands

Current smoking trends for the overall adult population in the Cook Islands show a decrease from 2000 (49%) to 2015 (27%), with a projection to decrease further to 18% by 2025. For women there has been a downwards year by year trend in smoking prevalence, from 44% in 2000 to 22% in 2015, and projected to be around 14% by 2025. For men the trend has also been downwards, with 54.5% being current smokers in 2000, 31% in 2015 and a projection to decrease further to around 22% 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.

Nicotine Vaping Devices (E-cigarettes) in Cook Islands

There is no information about regulations for e-cigarettes available. If you have an update please email the GSTHR team.

Regulation

Regulatory status:
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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/

Snus in Cook Islands

There are no comments specific to snus in Cook Islands in the database.

Heated Tobacco Products in Cook Islands

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

Availability

Products are marketed:
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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 Cook Islands

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

Availability

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