East Timor

East Timor - country profile

Cigarettes in East Timor

Current smoking trends for the overall adult population in East Timor show a decrease from 2000 (51%) to 2015 (42.5%), with a projection to decrease further to 37% by 2025. For women there has been a downwards year by year trend in smoking prevalence, from 10% in 2000 to 6% in 2015, and projected to be around 5% by 2025. For men the trend has also been downwards, however the starting point was significantly higher, with 92% being current smokers in 2000, 78% in 2015, and a projection of a further decrease to around 67% 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):
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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/

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 East Timor

Decree-Law No. 14/2016 of June 8th prohibits the sale, importation or advertisement of e-cigarettes and related accessories. Smoking restrictions in public places also apply to e-cigarettes.

Product promotion

Ban on all advertising:
Yes
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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:
Banned
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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

Snus in East Timor

There are no comments specific to snus in East Timor in the database.

Heated Tobacco Products in East Timor

In East Timor, Heated Tobacco Products are regulated by Decree-Law N.ยบ 14 /2016 of the Tobacco Control Regime, which restricts their use in public places, and prohibits sale and marketing.

Regulation

Regulatory status:
Allowed
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 East Timor

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

Availability

Products are marketed:
No
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WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2019. https://www.who.int/tobacco/global_report/en/ (2019).