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St. Kitts and Nevis

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 St. Kitts and Nevis. 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

12%of Men

No Data

0.6%of Female

No Data

Children Smoking % using tobacco daily, 2013

4.8%of Boys

No Data

3.2%of Girls

No Data

Smokeless% currently using tobacco, 2013 or most recent

0.2%of Adults

No Data

Solutions

Current Policy in St. Kitts and Nevis

Protect From Smoke

Smokefree HealthCare FacilitiesNo
Smokefree UniversitiesNo
Smokefree Government FacilitiesNo
Smokefree Indoor OfficesNo
Smokefree RestaurantsNo
Smokefree Pubs and BarsNo
Smokefree Public TransportNo
All Other Indoor Public Places Smokefreen/a
Funds for Smokefree EnforcementNo

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

St. Kitts and Nevis

None

Percent of Pack Covered

Australia(best practice)

83%

St. Kitts and Nevis

No Data%

Graphic Warning Rounds

Australia(best practice)

2

St. Kitts and Nevis

No Data

Has Plain/Standardized Packaging

Australia(best practice)

Yes

St. Kitts and Nevis

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

St. Kitts and Nevis

No

Part Of A Comprehensive Tobacco Control Program

WHO Best Practice

Yes

St. Kitts and Nevis

N/A

Pre-Tested With The Target Audience

WHO Best Practice

Yes

St. Kitts and Nevis

N/A

Target Audience Research Was Conducted

WHO Best Practice

Yes

St. Kitts and Nevis

N/A

Aired On Television And/Or Radio

WHO Best Practice

Yes

St. Kitts and Nevis

N/A

Utilized Media Planning

WHO Best Practice

Yes

St. Kitts and Nevis

N/A

Earned Media/Public Relations Were Used To Promote The Campaign

WHO Best Practice

Yes

St. Kitts and Nevis

N/A

Process Evaluation Was Used To Assess Implementation

WHO Best Practice

Yes

St. Kitts and Nevis

N/A

Outcome Evaluation Was Used To Assess Effectiveness

WHO Best Practice

Yes

St. Kitts and Nevis

N/A

Enforce bans on advertising

Number of Bans on Forms of Direct Advertising0 of a possible 7 bans
Number of Bans on Forms of Indirect Advertisingn/a of a possible 7 bans
Ad Ban Compliance Percent0% self-rated compliance

Raise Taxes

Excise Tax as a % of Cigarette Price

WHO Benchmark

75% of Retail Price is Excise Tax

St. Kitts and Nevis

4% of Retail Price is Excise Tax

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