Iran

Iran - country profile

Cigarettes in Iran

There has been a downwards trend in current smoking prevalence in the general population in Iran. Smoking prevalence was 15% in 2000 and declined to 11% in 2015, with a further drop to 9.5% projected by 2025. For men the prevalence decreased from 26.5% in 2000 to 21% in 2015, with a further decrease to 19% projected by 2025. For women a prevalence of 4% in 2000 dropped to less than 1% in 2015, and is projected to decrease further to around 0.3% 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):
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(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/

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 Iran

E-cigarettes are considered ‘means and instruments of tobacco consumption’ by the Executive guidelines of Clause A, Article 2 of the The Comprehensive Control and Control of National Tobacco Control Act. The sale, importation and manufacture of e-cigarettes are banned (effective 2008) as per the Ministry of Health note to the Ministry of Industry. The National Tobacco Control Act (2006) prohibits advertising and promotion of tobacco products including e-cigarettes. Vaping in public places is banned.

Product promotion

Advertising is regulated:
Yes
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Allowed or banned at place of sale or allowed or banned in all media.

Regulation

Regulatory status:
Banned
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:
No
Legal to import nicotine - trade:
No
Legal to sell device:
No
Legal to sell nicotine:
No

Regulations and restrictions

Legal restrictions on use in public places:
Yes

Snus in Iran

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

Heated Tobacco Products in Iran

Importation, production and sale of heated tobacco products are banned in Iran.

Regulation

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

Nicotine Replacement Therapy in Iran

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

Availability

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