Macedonia

Macedonia - country profile

Cigarettes in Macedonia

There are no comments specific to cigarettes in Macedonia in the database.

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 Macedonia

In Macedonia, on May 2nd 2019, the President signed a decree formalising the adoption of the new Law on Tobacco which includes a separate category for Heated Tobacco Products and e-cigarettes, and requires different health warning for this category versus cigarettes. No health warnings are required on e-cigarette devices. 'Smoking' is defined as the use of a combustible tobacco product. Pre-market notification for Heated Tobacco Products and pre-market approval for e-cigarettes will be required.

Regulation

Regulatory status:
Allowed
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Regulated as tobacco product:
Yes
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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 sell device:
Yes
Legal to sell nicotine:
Yes
Legal to purchase without prescription:
Yes
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Snus in Macedonia

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

Regulation

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

Heated Tobacco Products in Macedonia

In Macedonia, a new tobacco law introduces a separate category for heated tobacco products. On May 2nd 2019, the President signed a decree formalising the adoption of the new Law on Tobacco. The law introduces a separate category for heated tobacco products and e-cigarettes, and requires different health warnings for this category versus cigarettes. No health warnings are required on devices. “Smoking” is defined as use of a combustible tobacco product. Pre-market notification for heated tobacco products and pre-market approval for e-cigarettes will be required.

Regulation

Regulatory status:
Allowed
A
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Regulated as tobacco product:
Yes
A
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Industry source

Availability

Legal to purchase without prescription:
Yes
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Products are marketed:
Yes
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Industry source

Regulations and restrictions

Notifications of new products required:
Yes
Health warning on packaging required:
Yes

Nicotine Replacement Therapy in Macedonia

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

Availability

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