Mauritania

Mauritania - country profile

Cigarettes in Mauritania

The prevalence of current smokers in the general population in Mauritania has been increasing. In 2000 the prevalence was estimated to be 16%; this increased to 26% by 2015, with a projection to increase to 36% by 2025. This increase in prevalence has been driven entirely by men's smoking, which increased from 26% to 47% between 2000 and 2015, and is projected to increase further to 68% by 2025 according to WHO trend data. By contrast, women's smoking during the same period decreased from 6% in 2000 to 4% in 2015, and is projected to reduce to 3% 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.

Tobacco smoking prevalence

Countries with increasing tobacco smoking prevalence:
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WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2017, Country profiles http://www.who.int/tobacco/surveillance/policy/country_profile/en/
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Age range varies from majority of WHO prevalence estimates. Data is drawn from the World Health survey 2003, ages 18+.

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 Mauritania

There is no specific law regarding e-cigarettes. If you have an update please e-mail the GSTHR team.

Regulation

Regulatory status:
No specific law
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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/

Snus in Mauritania

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

Regulation

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

Availability

Legal to use product:
Yes

Heated Tobacco Products in Mauritania

There are no comments specific to heated tobacco products in Mauritania in the database.

Availability

Products are marketed:
No
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Philip Morris International website. Available at: https://www.pmi.com/smoke-free-products/iqos-our-tobacco-heating-system

Nicotine Replacement Therapy in Mauritania

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

Availability

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