Nicaragua

Nicaragua - country profile

Cigarettes in Nicaragua

There are no comments specific to cigarettes in Nicaragua 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):
A
The Tobacco Atlas. Available at: https://tobaccoatlas.org/topic/deaths/ Data source: GBD 2016 Risk Factors Collaborators.

Nicotine Vaping Devices (E-cigarettes) in Nicaragua

The National Assembly Tobacco Control Act 2010 prohibits the sale, importation or manufacture of objects imitating tobacco products - this includes e-cigarettes. However, reports tell of vape stores in major cities, but these can be subject to enforcement actions leading to prosecutions, expensive legal fees, fines and imprisonment.

Regulation

Regulatory status:
Banned
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A
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Regulated as tobacco product:
Yes
1
A
Other options for purchasing - where bans in place:
1.00
1
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/
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Although use of e-cigarette is not covered in the ban, reports of people being arrested suggests caution is required.

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:
Yes
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Snus in Nicaragua

There are no comments specific to snus in Nicaragua 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 Nicaragua

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

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

Availability

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