Venezuela

Venezuela - country profile

Cigarettes in Venezuela

There are no comments specific to cigarettes in Venezuela in the database.

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 Venezuela

Available information on the legality of sales of e-cigarettes in Venezuela is ambiguous. Sources report that to be imported, e-cigarettes need to be categorised as either tobacco, medicinal or consumer products. If categorised as tobacco or as a derivative product, e-cigarettes are regulated by the Tobacco Control Laws. As such they cannot be sold to minors, advertised and promoted, or used in enclosed public spaces or on transport. However, if e-cigarettes are categorised as a consumer or medicinal product, they have to have been extensively clinically trialled before being sold, distributed or used. As none have been approved so far, sales are illegal and an alert to this effect has been issued by the Venezuelan Ministry of Health. It is not clear from our sources if this means all sales are illegal, or just those where e-cigarettes are categorised as consumer/medicinal products.

Regulation

Regulatory status:
Banned
A
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Regulated as consumer product:
Yes
A
Regulated as medicinal product:
Yes
A
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 purchase without prescription:
Yes
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Regulations and restrictions

Legal restrictions on use in public places:
Yes

Snus in Venezuela

There are no comments specific to snus in Venezuela 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 Venezuela

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

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