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Nauru

Harm

No Data

Deaths

% caused by tobacco: 2010

% of Men

% of Women

Tobacco use also...

Harms Development

Harms Environment

Cigarette butts are the most commonly discarded piece of waste worldwide. It is estimated that 1.69 billion pounds of butts wind up as toxic trash, which is roughly equivalent to the weight of 177,895 endangered African elephants.

Harms Equality

To find more customers, the tobacco industry markets its products aggressively to women and children.

Harms NCDs

People living with mental illness are nearly twice as likely to smoke as other persons.

Industry

No Data

Market

Adult Smoking % using tobacco daily, 2013

52%of Men

No Data

56%of Female

No Data

Children Smoking % using tobacco daily, 2013

19.5%of Boys

No Data

24.5%of Girls

No Data

Smokeless% currently using tobacco, 2013 or most recent

n/a%of Adults

More people use smokeless tobacco in Nauru than on average in -income countries.

Solutions

Current Policy in Nauru

Protect From Smoke

Smokefree HealthCare FacilitiesYes
Smokefree UniversitiesYes
Smokefree Government FacilitiesYes
Smokefree Indoor OfficesYes
Smokefree RestaurantsYes
Smokefree Pubs and BarsYes
Smokefree Public TransportYes
All Other Indoor Public Places SmokefreeNo
Funds for Smokefree EnforcementYes

Offer Help

Quitting SolutionsNRT and/or some cessation services (neither cost-covered)
National QuitlineNo

Warn about the dangers to tobacco users on product packaging

Type of Warning Labels

Australia(best practice)

Graphic

Nauru

Text

Percent of Pack Covered

Australia(best practice)

82.5%

Nauru

30%

Graphic Warning Rounds

Australia(best practice)

2

Nauru

No Data

Has Plain/Standardized Packaging

Australia(best practice)

Yes

Nauru

No

Warn about the dangers to whole population in a media campaign

Ran a national anti-tobacco campaign during 2011 and 2012

WHO Best Practice

Yes

Nauru

No Data

Part Of A Comprehensive Tobacco Control Program

WHO Best Practice

Yes

Nauru

N/A

Pre-Tested With The Target Audience

WHO Best Practice

Yes

Nauru

N/A

Target Audience Research Was Conducted

WHO Best Practice

Yes

Nauru

N/A

Aired On Television And/Or Radio

WHO Best Practice

Yes

Nauru

N/A

Utilized Media Planning

WHO Best Practice

Yes

Nauru

N/A

Earned Media/Public Relations Were Used To Promote The Campaign

WHO Best Practice

Yes

Nauru

N/A

Process Evaluation Was Used To Assess Implementation

WHO Best Practice

Yes

Nauru

N/A

Outcome Evaluation Was Used To Assess Effectiveness

WHO Best Practice

Yes

Nauru

N/A

Enforce bans on advertising

Number of Bans on Forms of Direct Advertising4 of a possible 7 bans
Number of Bans on Forms of Indirect Advertising3 of a possible 7 bans
Ad Ban Compliance PercentModerate% self-rated compliance

Raise Taxes

Excise Tax as a % of Cigarette Price

WHO Benchmark

75% of Retail Price is Excise Tax

Nauru

0% of Retail Price is Excise Tax

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