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NEPAL–NCDs risk factors STEPS Survey 2019 – Tobacco Factsheet

NEPAL–NCDs risk factors STEPS Survey 2019 – Tobacco Factsheet

Nepal STEPS Survey 2019 Alcohol Consumption and Policy Fact Sheet

National NCD risk factor survey (WHO-STEP survey) 2019, Nepal

TOBACCO USE

  • 28.9% of adults 15-69 years of age (48.3% of men, 11.6% of women) were current users of tobacco, in any form. This is equal to 3.8 million adults.
  • 17.1% of adults (28.0% of men, 7.5% of women) equivalent to 2.8 million adults were current smokers of tobacco.
  • 18.3% of adults (33.3% of men, 4.9% of women) equivalent to 3 million adults were current users of smokeless tobacco.

CESSATION

  • 1 in 5 current smokers (19.4%) and 17.9% of current smokeless users tried to stop smoking and use of smokeless tobacco, respectively in the last 12 months.
  • 22.1% of smokers and 21% of smokeless tobacco users respectively reported being advised by a health care provider to stop smoking/use of smokeless tobacco in the last 12 months.

SECONDHAND SMOKE

  • 22.5% of adults (3.7 million) were exposed to second-hand smoke at work place.
  • 33.5% of adults (5.5 million) were exposed to second-hand smoke at home.

MEDIA

  • 70.2% of adults noticed anti-cigarette smoking information on the television or radio.
  • 44.8% of current smokers thought about quitting because of warning labels on cigarette packages.
  • 20.9% of adults were exposed to tobacco advertising and promotions on any while media, while 11.2% of adults noticed cigarette marketing in stores where cigarettes are sold.

E-CIGARETTES

  • 11.4% of adults had ever heard about e-cigarettes, though only 47.5% of them correctly identified them when shown different pictures.
  • 18.8% and 14.1% of adults who have ever heard about e-cigarette, respectively, reported ever and currently using them.

ECONOMICS

  • Average monthly expenditure on manufactured cigarettes was Rs.1049.

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NEPAL–NCDs risk factors STEPS Survey 2019 – Tobacco Factsheet

Nepal STEPS Survey 2019 Alcohol Consumption and Policy Fact Sheet

National NCD risk factor survey (WHO-STEP survey) 2019, Nepal


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