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Palau

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

The combined revenues of the world's 6 largest tobacco companies in 2013 was USD342 Billion, 100% larger than the Gross National Income of Palau. The industry is a powerful force that does not fear the actions of nation-states because their resources are often much larger.

Market

Adult Smoking % using tobacco daily, 2013

37.2%of Men

More men smoke in Palau than on average in middle-income countries.

27%of Female

More women smoke in Palau than on average in middle-income countries.

Children Smoking % using tobacco daily, 2013

51.9%of Boys

More boys smoke in Palau than on average in middle-income countries.

31.1%of Girls

More girls smoke in Palau than on average in middle-income countries.

Smokeless% currently using tobacco, 2013 or most recent

n/a%of Adults

Because we do not know the prevalence of smokeless tobacco use in Palau, future surveillance efforts must measure smokeless tobacco use prevalence in the population to help inform future tobacco control efforts.

Solutions

Current Policy in Palau

Protect From Smoke

Smokefree HealthCare FacilitiesYes
Smokefree UniversitiesYes
Smokefree Government FacilitiesYes
Smokefree Indoor OfficesYes
Smokefree RestaurantsNo
Smokefree Pubs and BarsNo
Smokefree Public TransportYes
All Other Indoor Public Places SmokefreeN/A
Funds for Smokefree EnforcementNo

Offer Help

Quitting SolutionsNRT and/or some cessation services (at least one of which is cost-covered)
National QuitlineNo

Warn about the dangers to tobacco users on product packaging

Type of Warning Labels

Australia(best practice)

Graphic

Palau

None

Percent of Pack Covered

Australia(best practice)

82.5%

Palau

No Data%

Graphic Warning Rounds

Australia(best practice)

2

Palau

No Data

Has Plain/Standardized Packaging

Australia(best practice)

Yes

Palau

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

Palau

No Data

Part Of A Comprehensive Tobacco Control Program

WHO Best Practice

Yes

Palau

N/A

Pre-Tested With The Target Audience

WHO Best Practice

Yes

Palau

N/A

Target Audience Research Was Conducted

WHO Best Practice

Yes

Palau

N/A

Aired On Television And/Or Radio

WHO Best Practice

Yes

Palau

N/A

Utilized Media Planning

WHO Best Practice

Yes

Palau

N/A

Earned Media/Public Relations Were Used To Promote The Campaign

WHO Best Practice

Yes

Palau

N/A

Process Evaluation Was Used To Assess Implementation

WHO Best Practice

Yes

Palau

N/A

Outcome Evaluation Was Used To Assess Effectiveness

WHO Best Practice

Yes

Palau

N/A

Enforce bans on advertising

Number of Bans on Forms of Direct Advertising7 of a possible 7 bans
Number of Bans on Forms of Indirect Advertising3 of a possible 7 bans
Ad Ban Compliance PercentHigh% self-rated compliance

Raise Taxes

Excise Tax as a % of Cigarette Price

WHO Benchmark

75% of Retail Price is Excise Tax

Palau

74.07% of Retail Price is Excise Tax

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