NEPAL–NCDs risk factors STEPS Survey 2019 – Tobacco Factsheet
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Average monthly expenditure on manufactured cigarettes was Rs.1049.
- World leaders commit to new targets to end TB
- Billions left behind on the path to Universal Health Coverage
- World leaders commit to redouble efforts towards universal health coverage by 2030
- Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage 2023
- WHO Country Cooperation Strategy 2023–2027: Nepal
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