Ecuador

Ecuador - country profile

Cigarettes in Ecuador

The trend in current smoking prevalence in the general population in Ecuador shows a decrease from 13.5% in 2000 to 7% in 2015, and a projected decrease to 5% by 2025 according to WHO trend data. For men the prevalence was 21% in 2000 and decreased to 12.5% in 2015, with a projected further decrease to 9% by 2025. For women the prevalence was 6% in 2000, which decreased to 2% in 2015 and is projected to be around 1% 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.

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 Ecuador

It is legal to sell or use e-cigarettes in Ecuador, where they are considered “Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems” which are included in Decree No.1047 and the Tobacco Regulation Control Act 2011. Restrictions on smoking in public places also apply to e-cigarettes. Advertising of e-cigarettes is only allowed in venues accessed solely by adults. Restrictions do not apply to non-nicotine containing e-cigarettes.

Product promotion

Ban on all advertising:
Yes
1
Advertising is regulated:
Yes
2
1
Banned at place of sale and banned in all media.
2
Allowed or banned at place of sale or allowed or banned in all media.

Regulation

Regulatory status:
Allowed
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:
Yes
Legal to import nicotine - trade:
Yes
Legal to sell device:
Yes
Legal to sell nicotine:
Yes
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 Ecuador

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

Heated Tobacco Products in Ecuador

In Ecuador, heated tobacco products are regulated the same as e-cigarettes and other tobacco products, under Article. 1 of the Tobacco Control (LORCT) Regulations.

Regulation

Regulatory status:
Allowed
A
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A
Philip Morris International website. Available at: https://www.pmi.com/smoke-free-products/iqos-our-tobacco-heating-system

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 Ecuador

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

Availability

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