Cigarettes in Qatar
Current smoking trends for the overall adult population in Qatar show an increase from 2000 (17%) to 2015 (22%), with a projection to increase further to around 24% by 2025. For women, the trend has been gradually downwards year by year, from a low start of 2% in 2000 to 1% in 2015, and projected to be around 0.6% by 2025. For men the trend has been upwards, with 24% being current smokers in 2000, 28% in 2015 and a projection of a further increase to 32% 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
Number of current smokers:
Adult current tobacco smoking prevalence:
Adult current tobacco smoking prevalence (female):
Adult current tobacco smoking prevalence (male):
(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/
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):
The Tobacco Atlas. Available at: https://tobaccoatlas.org/topic/deaths/ Data source: GBD 2016 Risk Factors Collaborators.
Nicotine Vaping Devices (E-cigarettes) in Qatar
The sale, distribution and advertising of e-cigarettes in Qatar is prohibited, as is possession and use, according to a government circular and a Health Ministry order of 2014. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has agreed on the matter. The GCC is a regional political and economic union which includes all Arab states in the Persian Gulf, except Iraq. The head of the Non-Communicable Disease Department at the Ministry of Public Health in Qatar has been quoted as saying that all retail outlets had been instructed not to sell e-cigarettes, and all border agencies had been instructed not to allow e-cigarettes into Qatar, also stating that anyone caught in possession of or importing a vaping device will face disciplinary action, although it is not clear what this action might be.
Banned PRE or POST introduction of product:
Other options for purchasing - where bans in place:
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/
Legal to import device - trade:
Legal to import nicotine - trade:
Legal to purchase without prescription:
Snus in Qatar
There are no comments specific to snus in Qatar in the database.
Information obtained from industry source (2014 data)
Heated Tobacco Products in Qatar
In July 2019, IQOS was launched across all GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries, following the approval of the US FDA earlier in the year.
Philip Morris International website. Available at: https://www.pmi.com/smoke-free-products/iqos-our-tobacco-heating-system
Nicotine Replacement Therapy in Qatar
There are no comments specific to nicotine replacement therapy in Qatar in the database.
Consumer Health: Euromonitor from trade sources/national statistics. Date Exported: 8/9/2019. (c) Euromonitor International 2019
Legal to purchase without prescription:
WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2019. https://www.who.int/tobacco/global_report/en/ (2019).