Palau

Palau - country profile

Cigarettes in Palau

Current smoking trends for the overall adult population in Palau show a decrease from 2000 (30%) to 2015 (16.5%), with a projection to decrease further to 11% by 2025. For women there has been a downwards year by year trend in smoking prevalence, from 15% in 2000 to 8% in 2015, and projected to be around 5% by 2025. For men the trend has also been downwards, with 43% being current smokers in 2000, 24% in 2015 and a projection to decrease to around 16% 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 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

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/

Nicotine Vaping Devices (E-cigarettes) in Palau

E-cigarettes that contain nicotine are classified as tobacco products and have been added to tobacco related legislation. A license issued by the Minister of Finance is required for distribution, export, importation or manufacture of e-cigarette products. Sale by and to minors under 21 years is prohibited, and age verification is required at point of sale. Sale via vending machines is prohibited, as are cross border distance sales over the internet or via mail order. Advertising, promotion, sponsorship, display of tobacco products at the point of sale, and brand-stretching are all prohibited.

Product promotion

Ban on all advertising:
Yes
1
Advertising is regulated:
Yes
2
1
Banned at place of sale and banned in all media.
2
Allowed or banned at place of sale or allowed or banned in all media.

Regulation

Regulatory status:
Allowed
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 buy device online - personal use:
No
Legal to buy nicotine online - personal use:
No
Legal to import device - trade:
Yes
Legal to import nicotine - trade:
Yes
Legal to sell device:
Yes
Legal to sell nicotine:
Yes

Regulations and restrictions

Notifications of new products required:
Yes
Health warning on packaging required:
Yes
Minimum age restrictions on sales:
Legal restrictions on use in public places:
Yes

Snus in Palau

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

Heated Tobacco Products in Palau

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

Regulation

Regulatory status:
No specific law
A
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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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Philip Morris International website. Available at: https://www.pmi.com/smoke-free-products/iqos-our-tobacco-heating-system

Nicotine Replacement Therapy in Palau

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

Availability

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