Honduras

Honduras - country profile

Cigarettes in Honduras

There has been a downwards trend in current smoking prevalence in the general population in Honduras. Smoking prevalence was 32% in 2000 and declined to 17.5% in 2015, with a further drop to 12.5% projected by 2025. For men the prevalence nearly halved from 60% in 2000 to 33% in 2015, with a further decrease to 24% projected by 2025. For women a low prevalence of 4% in 2000 dropped to 2% in 2015, and is projected to decrease further to around 1% by 2025. The WHO published prevalence trend estimates in tobacco smoking, as shown here, in their 2015 report, which show slightly different smoking prevalence to the WHO country profiles. Data for the estimates 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.

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.

Nicotine Vaping Devices (E-cigarettes) in Honduras

It is legal to use or sell e-cigarettes in Honduras. Decree No.92 (2010) says that e-cigarettes are classified as tobacco products, and therefore are regulated by tobacco control laws. The minimum age of purchase of e-cigarette products is quite high at 21. Vaping is banned in all workplaces, indoor public places, and all public transportation and terminals. There are some restrictions in outdoor places, including a ban on vaping in stadiums and any public or private space which is less than two metres from where people gather or pass through.

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 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 Honduras

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

Regulation

Regulatory status:
Allowed
A
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A
Information obtained from industry source (2014 data)

Availability

Legal to use product:
Yes

Heated Tobacco Products in Honduras

There are no comments specific to heated tobacco products in Honduras 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 Honduras

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

Availability

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