Suriname

Suriname - country profile

Cigarettes in Suriname

There has been a downwards trend in current smoking prevalence in the general population in Suriname. Smoking prevalence was 50% overall in 2000 and declined to 26% in 2015, with a further drop to 17% projected by 2025. For men, the prevalence decreased from 78% in 2000 to 45% in 2015, with a further decrease to 29.5% projected by 2025. For women, prevalence was lower at 21% in 2000; this decreased to 8% in 2015, and is projected to decrease further to 4% 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.

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 Suriname

The Tobacco Law (2013), "Containing Rules for Limiting the Use of Tobacco and Tobacco Products", prohibits the importation, distribution and sale of electronic cigarettes. There is no law pertaining to the use and possession of e-cigarettes, however there is a law which prohibits smoking anywhere in public - offenders can be jailed.

Regulation

Regulatory status:
Banned
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 import device - trade:
No
Legal to import nicotine - trade:
No
Legal to sell device:
No
Legal to sell nicotine:
No
Legal to purchase without prescription:
Yes
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Regulations and restrictions

Legal restrictions on use in public places:
Yes

Snus in Suriname

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

Heated Tobacco Products in Suriname

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

There are no comments specific to nicotine replacement therapy in Suriname 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).