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Tobacco harms the health, the treasury, and the spirit of Brunei Darussalam. Every year, more than 208 of its citizens are killed by way of tobacco-induced disease.[1]

Smoking Prevalence

More than 37900 men (22.6%) and 2800 women (1.8%) who smoke cigarettes every day.[2]

Cigarette Retail Price

The most popular brand in Brunei Darussalam is Marlboro Gold Ks costs USD$ 6.16 per pack.[3]

Roadmap to Tobacco Control

Brunei Darussalam ratified the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on 3 June 2004 and has become a Party to the treaty on 27 February 2005.[4] 

Tobacco Control Legislation in Brunei Darussalam[5]

2005Tobacco Order 2005: An Order to prohibit advertisements relating to smoking, to control the use of tobacco products, to control the sale, promotion, packaging and trade description of tobacco products, to prohibit smoking in specified places and vehicles and to provide for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto

Brunei (Labelling) Regulation 2007
Tobacco (Prohibition in certain places) Notification 2007


Tobacco (Labelling) (Amendment) Regulations, 2012: New set of 7 rotating pictorial health warnings (PHWs) covering 75% of upper front and back panels of cigarette packs effective September 2012
Tobacco (Prohibition in Certain Places) (Amendment) Notification, 2012: expands non-smoking public areas

[1] American Cancer Society, Inc and Vital Strategies, Brunei Darussalam Fact sheet, Tobacco Atlas, 2020, https://files.tobaccoatlas.org/wp-content/uploads/pdf/brunei-dar-country-facts-en.pdf
[2] Ibid.
[3] Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance, ASEAN Tobacco Tax Report Card: Regional Comparison and Trends, May 2013, http://seatca.org/dmdocuments/ASEANTaxReportCardMay13forWEB.pdf
[4] http://untobaccocontrol.org/impldb/brunei-darussalam/
[5] https://seatca.org/resource-center-asean-tc-brunei/