Tonga

Tonga - country profile

Cigarettes in Tonga

There has been a downwards trend in current smoking prevalence in the general population in Tonga. Smoking prevalence was 36% overall in 2000 and declined to 28% in 2015, with a further drop to 24.5% projected by 2025. The prevalence of current smoking for men remains high. Men’s prevalence decreased from 56% in 2000 to 45% in 2015, with a further decrease to 40% projected by 2025. Women’s prevalence was lower, at 16% in 2000; this decreased to 12% in 2015, and is projected to decrease to 10% 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:
30.2%
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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 Tonga

There is no specific law regarding e-cigarettes. If you have an update please e-mail the GSTHR team.

Prevalence

Adult current e-cigarette vaping prevalence:
6.8% smoking_rooms

Regulation

Regulatory status:
No specific law
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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/

Snus in Tonga

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

Heated Tobacco Products in Tonga

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

Availability

Products are marketed:
No
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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 Tonga

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

Availability

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