El Salvador

El Salvador - country profile

Cigarettes in El Salvador

Current smoking trends for the overall adult population in El Salvador show a decrease from 2000 (16%) to 2015 (10%), with a projection to decrease further to 8% by 2025. For women there has been a gradual, downwards year by year trend, from 4% in 2000 to 2.5% in 2015, and projected to be around 2% by 2025. For men the trend has been going in the same direction, downwards, with 29% being current smokers in 2000, 19% in 2015 and a projection of around 15% 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 are not age standardised, and 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):
A
(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/

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 El Salvador

Use of electronic cigarettes in public places is prohibited wherever tobacco products and tobacco derivatives are banned, as per Decree No. 63 on Regulation of the Tobacco Control Law (2015).

Product promotion

Health claims allowed:
Yes
A
Advertising is regulated:
Yes
1
A
El Salvador Details | Tobacco Control Laws. https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/country/el-salvador/summary.
1
Allowed or banned at place of sale or allowed or banned in all media.

Regulation

Regulatory status:
Allowed
A
widgets
Regulated as tobacco product:
Yes
B
A
El Salvador Details | Tobacco Control Laws. https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/country/el-salvador/summary.
B
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:
Yes
A
Legal to buy nicotine online - personal use:
Yes
A
Legal to import device - trade:
Yes
A
Legal to import nicotine - trade:
Yes
A
Legal to sell device:
Yes
A
Legal to sell nicotine:
Yes
A
Legal to purchase without prescription:
Yes
A
healing
A
El Salvador Details | Tobacco Control Laws. https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/country/el-salvador/summary.

Regulations and restrictions

Notifications of new products required:
No
A
Child and tamperproof containers required:
No
A
Health warning on packaging required:
No
A
Minimum age restrictions on sales:
Yes
18 years
A
Restrictions on flavour range:
No
A
Restrictions on nicotine content:
No
A
Legal restrictions on use in public places:
Yes
A
Restrictions on tank size:
No
A
A
El Salvador Details | Tobacco Control Laws. https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/country/el-salvador/summary.

Snus in El Salvador

There are no comments specific to snus in El Salvador 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 El Salvador

There are no comments specific to heated tobacco products in El Salvador 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 El Salvador

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

Availability

Legal to purchase without prescription:
No
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).