Developing tobacco control

Controlling smoking
Banning smoking
Preventing smoking
Combating smoking

Bhutan intends to be the first tobacco-free country by 2004. In 2003 12 out of 13 districts were self-declared tobacco-free. Bhutan's campaign has been based on religious and health education.

Cotidine (the derivative of nicotine in the body) levels in the urine of non-smokers in the USA dropped 75 percent in nonsmokers in the period 1991 to 2001.

Constrained by:
Encouraging smoking
Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal