Cigarettes in Tunisia
Current smoking trends for the overall adult population in Tunisia show an increase from 2000 (32%) to 2015 (33%), with a projection to increase further to around 34.4% by 2025. For women, smoking prevalence has been declining gradually year by year, from 7% in 2000 to 1% in 2015, and is projected to be around 0.4% by 2025. The overall upwards trend has been driven by men's current smoking prevalence. Men’s smoking prevalence has been increasing, with 57% being current smokers in 2000, 66% in 2015 and a projection of a further increase to 70% 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 Tunisia
On July 10th 2019, the Tobacco State Monopoly officially validated and released Product Standards and Health warning guidelines for e-cigarettes. All e-cigarette products must comply with the newly created guidelines. This includes producing a health warning saying ‘This product may damage your health and is addictive’ and which must occupy 30% of the packaging front panel.
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 purchase without prescription:
Regulations and restrictions
Health warning on packaging required:
Snus in Tunisia
There are no comments specific to snus in Tunisia in the database.
Information obtained from industry source (2014 data)
Heated Tobacco Products in Tunisia
There are no comments specific to heated tobacco products in Tunisia in the database.
Philip Morris International website. Available at: https://www.pmi.com/smoke-free-products/iqos-our-tobacco-heating-system
Nicotine Replacement Therapy in Tunisia
There are no comments specific to nicotine replacement therapy in Tunisia 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).