Cambodia

Cambodia - country profile

Cigarettes in Cambodia

Current smoking prevalence in the general population in Cambodia is in decline, from 24% in 2000 to 15% in 2015, with a projected further decrease to under 12% by 2025. Prevalence for men has decreased from 44% in 2000 to 29% in 2015, with a projected further decrease to 23% going forward to 2025. For women, current smoking prevalence decreased from 6% in 2000 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.

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 Cambodia

A government circular from 2014 (No. 001/14 Sor.Nor.No.NACD) issued by the National Authority for Combatting Drugs bans the sale, importation and use of e-cigarettes. It requires all authorities to take action to "Terminate all forms of consumptions and sales of Shisha and e-cigarettes by confiscating those prohibited products" and to "Terminate and restrain all forms of the sales and imports". Officially all e-cigarettes found by authorities, in any situation, will be confiscated. However, reports have been received from travellers stating that they have not had problems taking e-cigarettes into the country for personal use, and using e-cigarettes in smoking-designated areas seems acceptable.

Regulation

Regulatory status:
Banned
A
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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/

Availability

Legal to buy nicotine online - personal use:
No
Legal to import nicotine - trade:
No
Legal to sell nicotine:
No
Legal to purchase without prescription:
No

Snus in Cambodia

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

Heated Tobacco Products in Cambodia

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

There are no comments specific to nicotine replacement therapy in Cambodia 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).