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Lebanon Smoking by the Numbers
After Lebanon ratified the FCTC in 2005, smoking rates decreased from 34.7% in 2008 to 25% in 2016.
The most common type of tobacco is boxed cigarettes at 95%, followed by hand-rolled cigarettes, and then pipes at a tie.
The number of tobacco related deaths has decreased from 112 to 98 per 100,000 from 1990 to 2017. With men decreasing 154 to 112 and women 77 to 71.
Breast: 5.93%, Lung: 3.35%
Cigarettes, smokeless products, e-cigarettes, and heat-not-burn products are banned in public places. Hotels allocate 20% of their capacity for smoking.
Perception of relative harm of vaping devices. From the Foundation’s 2017 and 2019 Global Polls, participants were asked, “Do you think smoking e-cigarettes and vaping devices are more or less harmful than smoking regular cigarettes?”
*Data from the 2017 Global Poll
61.1% of Lebanese smokers feel their current smoking habits won’t change if there was an increase in tobacco price (2017 global poll)
74.4% of smokers in Lebanon are not planning on quitting (2017 global poll)
94.1% of smokers in Lebanon feel they are well informed about smoking and its impact on their health (2017 global poll)
79.1% of Lebanese smokers feel using vaping devices such as e-cigarettes are harmful (2017 global poll)
Would an increase in tobacco price have an effect on your current smoking habit?