C2811 - Where and how pharmaceutical products legally purchased

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Afghanistan Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Albania Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Algeria Les substituts nicotinique sont achetés au niveau des officines privés Les substituts nicotinique sont achetés au niveau des officines privés Les substituts nicotinique sont achetés au niveau des officines privés WHO African Region
Andorra Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Angola In pharmacies, upon prescription In pharmacies, upon prescription In pharmacies, upon prescription WHO African Region
Antigua and Barbuda Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Armenia Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Australia The Australian Government also provides financial support to help people quit smoking by the listing of nicotine replacement therapies on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), which provides access for all eligible Australians (including concession card holders). All these products are available at a reduced price for eligible patients through the PBS, with a prescription from a General Practitioner or health professional. The Government’s subsidies include Bupropion (available in two brands) Varenicline (Champix®), nicotine replacement therapy (available in the form of patches, gums and lozenges) and Varenicline The Australian Government also provides financial support to help people quit smoking by the listing of nicotine replacement therapies on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), which provides access for all eligible Australians (including concession card holders). All these products are available at a reduced price for eligible patients through the PBS with a prescription from a General Practitioner or health professional. The Government’s subsidies include Bupropion (available in two brands) Varenicline (Champix®) and nicotine replacement therapy (available in the form of patches), including a continuation course (12 weeks or 24 weeks) of Varenicline through the PBS to aid in smoking cessation. Nicotine replacement therapy products are available at most pharmacies and/ or supermarkets with or without a doctors prescription. Subsidised nicotine patches have also been available since 1994 to patients eligible for repatriation benefits and to Indigenous patients since January 2009. Access to access nicotine patches under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) was extended to all smokers in February 2011. WHO Western Pacific Region
Austria Pharmacies, medicine chest Pharmacies, medicine chest Pharmacies, medicine chest WHO European Region
Azerbaijan Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Bahamas Report not provided Report not provided Pharmacies WHO Region of the Americas
Bahrain (Kingdom of) Nicotine Replacement Therapy such as patches and gums are available in smoking cessation clinics free of charge or can be bought over the counter from the pharmacy, other products (champpix, Zayban) can be obtained by doctor prescription and are available in most pharmacies in Bahrain Nicotine Replacement Therapy such as patches and gums are available in smoking cessation clinics free of charge or can be bought over the counter from the pharmacy, other products (champpix, Zayban) can be obtained by doctor prescription and are available in most pharmacies in Bahrain Some products such as patches and gums are available in smoking cessation clinics free of charge or can be bought over the counter from the pharmacy, other products can be obtained by doctor prescription and are available in most pharmacies in Bahrain WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Bangladesh Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Barbados At local pharmacies with or without a prescription At local pharmacies with or without a prescription Duties waiver for pharmecueticals WHO Region of the Americas
Belarus В аптечной сети. В аптечной сети. В аптечной сети. WHO European Region
Belgium Pharmacies with or without medical prescriptions, depending on the kind product . Pharmacies with or without medical prescriptions, depending on the kind product . Pharmacies with or without medical prescriptions, depending on the kind product . WHO European Region
Belize They can be purchased through any local drug store. Report not provided They can be purchsed though a local drug store. WHO Region of the Americas
Benin Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Bhutan Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Bosnia and Herzegovina In accordance with health professionals advices, these products could be bought in public and private pharmacies, paid directly by patients and these products are not covered by Health Insurance Fund of Republic of Srpska. The situation is the same in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. These products are available in pharmacies but only on a commercial basis. In accordance with health professionals advices, these products could be bought in public and private pharmacies and paid directly by patients since these products are not covered by the Health Insurance and Reinsurance Fund of the Federation BiH and Health Insurance Fund of Republic of Srpska. Pharmacies only commercial WHO European Region
Botswana Licensed pharmacies Licensed pharmacies Report not provided WHO African Region
Brazil All products are offered by the government to state and municipalitie health departments and also are sold to the public in drugstores. All products are offered by the government to state and municipalitie health departments and also are sold to the public in drugstores. All products are offered by the government to state and municipalitie health departments and also are sold to the public in drugstores. WHO Region of the Americas
Brunei Darussalam Products can be obtained free-of-charge at designated government clinics. Products can also be purchased from private GPs and selected pharmacies. Smoking cessation services has been expanded to some workplaces, as requested by some organisations. Products can be obtained free-of-charge at designated government clinics (for citizens only), products can also be purchased from private GPs and selected pharmacies. Smoking cessation services is currently being reviewed and will be expanded as necessary. Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Bulgaria Answer not provided Pharmaceutical products for the treatment of tobacco dependence can be purchased legally in pharmacies. Many of the chain pharmacies offer to their customers advices to quitting tobacco dependence. Pharmaceutical products for the treatment of tobacco dependence can be purchased legally in pharmacies. Many of the chain pharmacies offer to their customers advices to quitting tobacco dependence. WHO European Region
Burkina Faso Dans les officines pharmacetiques Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Burundi Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Cabo Verde Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Cambodia Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Cameroon Il convient de relever la difficulté d’accéder aux produits aussi bien auprès des officines publiques que privées. les substituts nicotiniques des relevant point des médicaments essentielles. Aucune disposition ne prévoie la prise en charges de ces produits par les entreprises dassurances maladies. il y est davantage développé une prise en charge psycho sociale avec limplication des proches des patients Il convient de relever la difficulté d’accéder aux produits aussi bien auprès des officines publiques que privées. les substituts nicotiniques des relevant point des médicaments essentielles. Aucune disposition ne prévoie la prise en charges de ces produits par les entreprises dassurances maladies. il y est davantage développé une prise en charge psycho sociale avec limplication des proches des patients Answer not provided WHO African Region
Canada Pharmacies and Health Centers. Pharmacies and Health Centers. Pharmacies and Health Centers. WHO Region of the Americas
Central African Republic Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Chad Dans les pharmacies privées. Dans les pharmacies privées. Report not provided WHO African Region
Chile Los productos pueden ser adquiridos en farmacias y en establecimientos de la salud pública asociados al tratamiento de otras enfermedades Los productos pueden ser adquiridos en farmacias y en establecimientos de la salud pública asociados al tratamiento de otras enfermedades Los productos pueden ser adquiridos en farmacias y establecimientos privados y en consultorios de la salud pública asociados al tratamiento de otras enfermedades WHO Region of the Americas
China 在医院戒烟门诊、药店或网络购物平台可购买,部分药物制品购买需凭医生处方。 在医院的戒烟门诊、药店可购买,部分药物制品购买需要凭医生处方。 戒烟门诊,药店,需要医生处方。 WHO Western Pacific Region
Colombia En las farmacias. En las farmacias. Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Comoros Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Congo Sans ordonnance pour les uns et avec ordonnance pour les autres Report not provided Sans ordonnance pour les uns et avec ordonnance pour les autres WHO African Region
Cook Islands NRT products are provided at the Ministry of Health currently at free of charge, and at private pharmacy for purchase. NRT products are provided at the Ministry of Health currently at free of charge, and at private pharmacy for purchase. NRT products are provided at the Ministry of Health currently at free of charge, and at private pharmacy for purchase. WHO Western Pacific Region
Costa Rica Se pueden adquirir: -Mediante la seguridad social (CCSS). -Mediante la atención que ofrece el IAFA. -Farmacias comunitarias privadas. En el país los productos registrados en el Ministerio de Salud para Cesación Tabaquica son EZEEQUIT® , NICORETTE y vareniclina. Wellbutrin Registrado para uso en enfermedades depresivas no para cesación tabáquica Los mismos están a la Venta en algunas farmacias privadas En algunas Farmacias privadas. En el país los productos registrados en el Ministerio de Salud para Cesación Tabaquica son EZEEQUIT® , NICORETTE y vareniclina. Wellbutrin Registrado para uso en enfermedades depresivas no para cesación tabáquica Los mismos están a la Venta en algunas farmacias privadas En algunas Farmacias privadas. WHO Region of the Americas
Côte d'Ivoire Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Croatia In pharmacies. In pharmacies. In pharmacies. WHO European Region
Cyprus Nicotine replacement therapy can be purchased at pharmacies or given out free as part of smoking cessation programs in the national health service. Medications such as bupropion and varenicline can be purchased through pharmacies with medical prescription. Nicotine replacement therapy can be purchased at pharmacies or given out free as part of smoking cessation programs in the national health service. Medications such as bupropion and varenicline can be purchased through pharmacies with medical prescription. Nicotine replacement therapy can be purchased at pharmacies or given out as part of smoking cessation programs in the national health service. Medications such as bupropion and varenicline can be purchased through pharmacies with medical prescription. WHO European Region
Czech Republic In Pharmacies. Nicotine replacement therapy over the counter (OTC); Bupropion and varenicline: with prescription only. In Pharmacies. Nicotine replacement therapy over the counter (OTC); Bupropion and varenicline: with prescription only. In Pharmacies. Nicotine replacement therapy over the counter (OTC); Bupropion and varenicline: with prescription only. WHO European Region
Democratic People's Republic of Korea Hospitals and pharmacies. Tobacco Cessation Centres provide counselling to smokers and provide NRT to those who wants to quit smoking. The Centre also conducts research using traditional herbs to help smokers quit smoking. In the hospitals and pharmacies Report not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Democratic Republic of the Congo Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Denmark NRT can be purchased in pharmacies, supermarkets, kiosks and gas stations. Medications with prescriptions can only be purchased in pharmacies. NRT can be purchased in pharmacies, supermarkets, kiosks and gas stations. Medications with prescriptions can only be purchased in pharmacies. NRT can be purchased in pharmacies, supermarkets, kiosks and gas stations. Medications with prescriptions can only be purchased in pharmacies. WHO European Region
Djibouti Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Dominica Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Ecuador Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Egypt Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
El Salvador En las Clínicas de Cesación del Tabaco del Instituto Salvadoreño del Seguro Social y en los Centros de Prevención y Tratamiento de las Adicciones del Fondo Solidario para la Salud, a través de una prescripción médica. En las Clínicas de Cesación del Tabaco del Instituto Salvadoreño del Seguro Social y en los Centros de Prevención y Tratamiento de las Adicciones del Fondo Solidario para la Salud, a través de una prescripción médica. En las Clínicas de Cesación del Tabaco del Instituto Salvadoreño del Seguro Social y en los Centros de Prevención y Tratamiento de las Adicciones del Fondo Solidario para la Salud, a través de una prescripción médica. WHO Region of the Americas
Equatorial Guinea Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Estonia In all pharmacies. In all pharmacies. In all pharmacies. WHO European Region
Eswatini Report not provided Report not provided In pharmacies. WHO African Region
Ethiopia Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
European Union Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Fiji Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Finland NRT: Pharmacies, supermarkets, restaurants Other medicines then NRRs: Pharmacies by prescription of physician Pharmacies by prescription of physician, supermarkets, restaurants (NRT) over-the-counter Pharmacies by prescription of physician, supermarkets, restaurants (NRT) over-the-counter WHO European Region
France En pharmacie. En cas de prescription (médecin, dentiste, infirmier, sage-femme, masseur-kinésithérapeute l’assurance Maladie prend en charge à hauteur 66% les traitements par substituts nicotiniques (patch, gomme, pastille, inhaleur...) En pharmacie. En cas de prescription (médecin, dentiste, infirmier, sage-femme, masseur-kinésithérapeute l’assurance Maladie prend en charge les traitements par substituts nicotiniques (patch, gomme, pastille, inhaleur...) à hauteur de 150 € par année civile et par bénéficiaire à compter du 1er novembre 2016. En pharmacie. En cas de prescription (médecin, dentiste, infirmier, sage-femme, masseur-kinésithérapeute) lensemble de la population a accès à un forfait de 50€ pour les traitements de substitution nicotinique. Ce forfait est augmenté à 150€ pour les 20-30 ans, les femmes enceintes, les personnes bénéficiaires de la CMU-C et les personnes souffrant dun cancer. WHO European Region
Gabon Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Gambia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Georgia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Germany In Germany Varenicline and Bupropion have to be prescribed by physicians. They can be purchased in pharmacies. There is no reimbursement for these medicamentations Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Ghana Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Greece Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Grenada Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Guatemala Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Guinea Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Guinea-Bissau Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Guyana In pharmacies by means of prescriptions. over the counter aids such as patches and gums are available for purchase without any form of hurdle In pharmacies by means of prescriptions. over the counter aids such as patches and gums are available for purchase without any form of hurdle Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Honduras Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Hungary Nicotine replacement products can be purchased at pharmacies as an OTC product or based on the recommendation of a cessation counselling specialist. Varenicline purchase is prescription based and can only be offered by a physician. Nicotine replacement products can be purchased at pharmacies as an OTC product or based on the recommendation of a cessation counselling specialist. Varenicline purchase is prescription based and can only be offered by a physician. Answer not provided WHO European Region
Iceland Pharmacy 2 mg and less can be legally purchased from different retailers. Pharmacy 2 mg and less can be legally purchased from different retailers. Pharmacy 2 mg and less can be legally purchased from different retailers. WHO European Region
India if any NRT is prescribed, the client has to buy it as an Over-The-Counter drug as out of pocket expense. Bupropion (2 mg) can be purchased as an Over The Counter (OTC ) drug without a prescription and above 2mg with prescription. if any NRT is prescribed, the client has to buy it as an Over-The-Counter drug as out of pocket expense. Bupropion (2 mg) can be purchased as an Over The Counter (OTC ) drug without a prescription and above 2mg with prescription. if any NRT is prescribed, the client has to buy it as an Over-The-Counter drug as out of pocket expense. Bupropion (2 mg) can be purchased as an Over The Counter (OTC ) drug without a prescription and above 2mg with prescription. WHO South-East Asia Region
Iran (Islamic Republic of) pharmacies with prescription and OTC pharmacies with prescription and OTC In national health care centers, pharmacies WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Iraq Answer not provided pharmacies of selected primary health care centres. private pharmacies Private pharmacies by medical prescriptions WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Ireland Buproprion and Varenicline are available to buy from pharmacies with a doctors prescription. Nicotine replacement therapies are available in pharmacies and over the counter in general stores. Buproprion and Varenicline are available to buy from pharmacies on foot of a doctors prescription. Nicotine replacement therapies are available in pharmacies and over the counter in general stores. Buproprion and Varenicline are available to buy from pharmacies on foot of a doctors prescription. Nicotine replacement therapies are available in pharmacies and over the counter in general stores. WHO European Region
Israel In HMOs pharmacies, in the military and private pharmacies. Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Italy Pharmacies Pharmacies Pharmacies WHO European Region
Jamaica These products can be purchased at pharmacy. Nicotine replacement therapy at a low dose does not require prescription. These products can be purchased at pharmacy. Nicotine replacement therapy does not require prescription at a low dose. These products can be purchased at pharmacy. Nicotine replacement therapy does not require prescription at a low dose. WHO Region of the Americas
Japan In pharmacy In pharmacy In pharmacy WHO Western Pacific Region
Jordan يتم تقديم خدمات المشورة والعلاج مجانا في عيادات وزارة الصحة الاردنية ويتم تقديم المشورة مجانا والعلاج من قبل المريض في باقي المؤسسات الخاصة وشبه الحكومية وتوجد علاجات الاقلاع عن التدخين مثل علكة النيكوتين والاصقات في الصيدليات يتم تقديم خدمات المشورة والعلاج مجانا في عيادات وزارة الصحة الاردنية ويتم تقديم المشورة مجانا والعلاج من قبل المريض في باقي المؤسسات الخاصة وشبه الحكومية يتم تقديم خدمات المشورة والعلاج مجانا في عيادات وزارة الصحة الاردنية ويتم تقديم المشورة مجانا والعلاج من قبل المريض في باقي المؤسسات الخاصة وشبه الحكومية WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Kazakhstan аптечная сеть Answer not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Kenya Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Kiribati Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Kuwait Cessation clinics. They are offered free of charge Private Pharmacies بدائل النيكوتين: متوفرة بالمجان في العيادات الشامبيكس: يباع في الصيدليات الخاصة Cessation clinics. They are offered free of charge Private Pharmacies Cessation clinics. They are offered free of charge Private Pharmacies WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Kyrgyzstan Report not provided Report not provided Табекс (Цитизин), Чампикс (Варениклин) в аптеках WHO European Region
Lao People's Democratic Republic Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Latvia All products are purchased in pharmacies. Nicotine patches and chewing gums, cytisin are dispensed without prescription, but for others- doctors prescription is needed. NRT products and cytisine (Tabex) can be purchased in pharmacies over the counter. Bupropion (Wellbutrin) and Varenicline (Champix) with prescription in pharmacies. Answer not provided WHO European Region
Lebanon Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Lesotho Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Liberia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Libya Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Lithuania Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Luxembourg Pharmacies Pharmacies Pharmacies WHO European Region
Madagascar Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Malaysia Public clinics, public hospitals, private clinics, public hospitals and retails pharmacy. The medication must be prescribed by doctors, dentists or pharmacists. Public clinics, public hospitals, private clinics, public hospitals and retails pharmacy. The medication must be prescribed by doctors, dentists or pharmacists. Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Maldives Through pharmacies, and under social insurance scheme Through pharmacies, and under social insurance scheme Through pharmacies, and under social insurance scheme WHO South-East Asia Region
Mali Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Malta From pharmacies. NRTs are available over the counter whereas the other medications require presentation of a medical prescription From pharmacies. NRTs are available over the counter whereas the other medications require presentation of a medical prescription Dispensed from local pharmacies on presentation of a medical prescription. WHO European Region
Marshall Islands Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Mauritania Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Mauritius IN ALL PHARMACIES AROUND THE ISLAND In pharmacies all around the island In pharmacies. WHO African Region
Mexico En el caso de los sustitutos de nicotina (parches y goma de mascar), estos se consiguen en farmacias, no requieren receta médica, pues son de acceso libre al público, sin embargo, aún no hay disposinibilidad de estos productos en todo el país, sólo en las principales ciudades. Los demás productos que se emplean en la farmacoterapia (como vareniclina y bupropión) se comercializan también en farmacias, sólo que estos si requieren receta receta médica expedida por un especialista. Hay escases de terapia de sustitución de nicotina (parches y goma de mascar de nicotina), sin embargo, son de libre acceso en farmacias. Los demás productos como vareniclina y bupropión son con receta médica espedida por un especialista. Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Micronesia (Federated States of) From the hospital and private clinics and pharmacies From the hospital and private clinics and pharmacies From the hospital and private clinics and pharmacies WHO Western Pacific Region
Mongolia NRT purchased in Drugstore, included in list of Essential Medicine NRT purchased in Drugstore, included in list of Essential Medicine Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Montenegro Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Myanmar Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Namibia Through pharmacies Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Nauru Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Nepal Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Netherlands At the pharmacy one can get prescription drugs on recipe of a GP. At the drugstor one can get nicotine patches and nicotine chewing gum and other non-prescription nicotine medicines. At the pharmacy one can get medicines on recipe of a GP. At the drugstor one can get nicotine patches. At the pharmacy one can get medicines on recipe. At the drugstor one can get nicotine patches. WHO European Region
New Zealand Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products - patches, gum etc. - are fully subsidised through the government funded Quitline and other approved providers, as well as through a prescription from a medical practitioner. NRT products are also available over the counter. The other products listed - bupropion, varenicline and nortriptyline, are only available through a prescription from a medical practitioner. While NRT, bupropion, varenicline and nortriptyline are fully subsidised, there is a $5 prescription co-payment payable by the smoker for each product. Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products - patches, gum etc. - are fully subsidised through the government funded Quitline and other approved providers, as well as through a prescription from a medical practitioner. NRT products are also available over the counter. The other products listed - bupropion, varenicline and nortriptyline, are only available through a prescription from a medical practitioner. While NRT, bupropion, varenicline and nortriptyline are fully subsidised, there is a $5 prescription co-payment payable by the smoker for each product. NRT products - patches, gum etc. are available free of charge through the government funded Quitline, Aukati kaipaipa and other approved providers, as well as through a prescription from a medical practitioner. NRT products are also available over the counter. The other products listed - bupropion, varenicline and nortripline, are only available through a prescription from a medical practitioner. Although the products themselves are free of charge, there is a $5 prescription co-payment. WHO Western Pacific Region
Nicaragua Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Niger Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Nigeria Few pharmaceutical stores and hospitals and usually on request Pharmaceutical stores and hospitals Pharmaceutical stores and hospitals WHO African Region
Niue The Niue Health Department is responsible for the management and treatment of tobacco dependence. Report not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Norway Nicotine replacement therapy is sold over the counter, also in retail stores etc and not only in pharmacies. Bupropion and Varenicline are only sold in pharmacies, by prescription only. Nicotine replacement therapy is sold over the counter, also in retail stores etc and not only in pharmacies. Bupropion and Varenicline are only sold in pharmacies, by prescription only. Nicotine replacement therapy is sold over the counter, also in retail stores etc and not only in pharmacies. Bupropion and Varenicline are only sold in pharmacies, by prescription only. WHO European Region
Oman Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Pakistan Pharmacy Pharmacy Pharmacy WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Palau Currently from Ministry of Health pharmacy, 1 private pharmacy and 1 general department store. Currently from Ministry of Health pharmacy, 1 private pharmacy and 1 general department store. Currently from Ministry of Health pharmacy, 1 private pharmacy and 1 general department store. WHO Western Pacific Region
Panama En Panama, los productos farmacéuticos se pueden adquirir mediante prescripción médica (receta) en las farmacias de las instalaciones de salud pública ambulatoria y hospitalaria del país donde se han establecido y funcionan las clínicas de cesación de tabaquismo. En la actualidad hay 56 clínicas de cesación ubicadas en establecimientos del Ministerio de Salud y de la Caja de Seguro Social. Los usuarios de estas clínicas reciben los medicamentos de manera gratuita, así como algunos exámenes, lo que el paciente debe cubrir es mínimo. En las farmacias privadas el interesado debe asumir los costos totales del tratamiento. Detalles sobre cesación de tabaco en Panamá en: https://panamalibredetabaco.com/web/sisviscta/atencion-y-rehabilitacion1 Los productos farmacéuticos se pueden adquirir mediante prescripción médica (receta) en las farmacias de las instalaciones de salud pública ambulatoria y hospitalaria del país donde se han establecido y funcionan las clínicas de cesación de tabaquismo. En la actualidad hay 45 clínicas. Los usuarios de estas clínicas reciben los medicamentos de manera gratuita, así como algunos exámenes, lo que el paciente debe cubrir es mínimo. En las farmacias privadas el interesado debe asumir los costos totales del tratamiento. Los productos farmacéuticos se pueden adquirir mediante prescripción médica (receta) en las farmacias de las instalaciones de salud pública ambulatoria y hospitalaria del país donde se han establecido y funcionan las clínicas de cesación de tabaquismo (de manera gratuita). En la actualidad hay 35 clínicas. Los medicamentos son gratuitos, así como algunos exámenes, lo que el paciente debe cubrir es mínimo. En las farmacias privadas el interesado debe asumir los costos totales del tratamiento. WHO Region of the Americas
Papua New Guinea Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Paraguay El Ministerio de Salud realiza la provisión del tratamiento completo de manera gratuita Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Peru Se pueden adquirir en farmacias y distribuidoras y con receta médica Farmacias comerciales del país. Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Philippines Drug stores identified in the Philippine Drug Formulary. Drug stores identified in the Philippine Drug Formulary. Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Poland At pharmacies only In pharmacies In pharmacies WHO European Region
Portugal Since 2017 varenicline is co- paid (37%) by the NHS. Some bupropiom products are also co-paid by the NHS. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Qatar Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Republic of Korea *(Public Health Centre) National Smoking Cessation Clinic currently in service - Offering free advice and counselling service, with provision of NRT-gum, patch (up to 12 weeks per person) *(Hospitals & Clinics) Clinics and hospitals are registered for smoking cessation service and equipped to handle and provide advice and counselling on smoking cessation, NRT and prescription, medical expenses, including medication are fully covered. *(Specialized Centres) By designating 17 community-based smoking cessation clinics(Jan 10th, 2018) within a central proximity of the regionally delegated hospital, services such as public relations and promotion, education, and comprehensive treatment of smoking cessation is provided for the local population. -As part of the smoking cessation program for long-term/heavy smokers, financial expenses for pharmaceutical products are partially covered and fully covered for the low-income groups. *(Smoking cessation services for military men and riot policemen) As the Republic of Korea enforces a mandatory military service, smoking cessation services has been implemented since 2009 to combat the temptation to light up due to the stress during service term. -During first 5-week period, non-smoking is mandatory. After then, during the following service term, assistance regarding smoking cessation in terms of counselling, NRTs, smoking prevention education and even medication for long-term/heavy users are provided at their own request, free of charge. *(Public Health Centre) National Smoking Cessation Clinic currently in service - Offering free advice and counselling service, with provision of NRT-gum, patch (up to 12 weeks per person) *(Hospitals & Clinics) Clinics and hospitals are registered for smoking cessation service and equipped to handle and provide advice and counselling on smoking cessation, NRT and prescription, medical expenses, including medication are fully covered. *(Specialized Centres) By designating 18 community-based smoking cessation clinics(April 29th, 2015) within a central proximity of the regionally delegated hospital, services such as public relations and promotion, education, and comprehensive treatment of smoking cessation is provided for the local population. -As part of the smoking cessation program for long-term/heavy smokers, financial expenses for pharmaceutical products are partially covered and fully covered for the low-income groups. *(Smoking cessation services for military men and riot policemen) As the Republic of Korea enforces a mandatory military service, smoking cessation services has been implemented since 2009 to combat the temptation to light up due to the stress during service term. -During first 5-week period, non-smoking is mandatory. After then, during the following service term, assistance regarding smoking cessation in terms of counselling, NRTs, smoking prevention education and even medication for long-term/heavy users are provided at their own request, free of charge. *(Public Health Centre) National Smoking Cessation Clinic currently in service - Currently offering advice and counselling in conjunction with a six-week rehabilitation program including NRT-gum, patch (free of charge) and relevant medication (providing on-demand prescription of preference, including Bupropion and Varenicline, to be purchased at a local pharmacy). *(Hospitals & Clinics) Currently, 130 clinics and hospitals are registered for smoking cessation service and equipped to handle and provide advice and counselling on smoking cessation, NRT and prescription, medical expenses, including medication is initially partially covered by health insurance, yet the third and consequent visitations are fully covered. *(Specialized Centres) By designating 18 community-based smoking cessation clinics(April 29th, 2015) within a central proximity of the regionally delegated hospital, services such as public relations and promotion, education, and comprehensive treatment of smoking cessation is provided for the local population. -As part of the smoking cessation program for long-term/heavy smokers, medication is provided, initially at their own expense. *(Smoking cessation services for military men and riot policemen) As the Republic of Korea enforces a mandatory military service, smoking cessation services has been implemented since 2009 to combat the temptation to light up due to the stress during service term. -During the service term, assistance regarding smoking cessation in terms of counselling, NRTs, smoking prevention education and even medication for long-term/heavy users are provided at their own request, free of charge. WHO Western Pacific Region
Republic of Moldova Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Romania Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Russian Federation Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Rwanda Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Saint Kitts and Nevis Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Saint Lucia At the private pharmacies by request and prescription At the private pharmacies by request and prescription Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Samoa In pharmacies. In pharmacies. In pharmacies. WHO Western Pacific Region
San Marino Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Sao Tome and Principe Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Saudi Arabia - المملكه توفرpatchs and lozynges and varenicline and Bupropion مجانا لجميع الراغبين في الاقلاع - المملكه توفرpatchs and lozynges and varenicline and Bupropion مجانا لجميع الراغبين في الاقلاع - المملكه توفرpatchs and lozynges and varenicline مجانا لجميع الراغبين في الاقلاع WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Senegal Dans les officines et pharmacie. mais un projet est en cours entre la Direction de la Prévention du MSAS et la Pharmacie nationale dApprovisionnement (PNA) afin quelle prévoit les produits de sevrage (patchs, gums nicotiniques) dans leur commande. Dans les officines et pharmacie. mais un projet est en cours entre la Direction de la Prévention du MSAS et la Pharmacie nationale dApprovisionnement (PNA) afin quelle les prévoit dans leur commande. Answer not provided WHO African Region
Serbia NRT and Cytisine are OCT and can be purchased in all pharmacies without the prescription. For Bupropion a physicians prescription is needed. NRT and Cytisine are OCT and can be purchased in all pharmacies without the prescription. For Bupropion a physicians prescription is needed. NRT and Cytisine are OCT and can be purchased in all pharmacies without the prescription. For Bupropion a physicians prescription is needed. WHO European Region
Seychelles A unit on NCD in ministry of health provides advice and NRT to smokers willing to quit . Since 2009, nicotine replacement therapy is available in most private pharmacies in Seychelles A unit on NCD in ministry of health provides advice and NRT to smokers willing to quit . Since 2009, nicotine replacement therapy is available in most private pharmacies in Seychelles A unit on NCD in ministry of health provides advice and NRT when available to smokers willing to quit . Since 2009, nicotine replacement therapy is available in most private pharmacies in Seychelles WHO African Region
Sierra Leone Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Singapore Over the counter at pharmacies for Nicotine Replacement Products. Doctor’s prescription for bupropion and varenicline Over the counter at pharmacies for Nicotine Replacement Products. Doctor’s prescription for bupropion and varenicline Over the counter at pharmacies for Nicotine Replacement Products. Doctor’s prescription for bupropion and varenicline WHO Western Pacific Region
Slovakia In pharmacy In pharmacy In pharmacy WHO European Region
Slovenia Report not provided In Pharmacies/apothecaries products with substances buproprion and varenicline are available upon prescription with payment. NRT is available upon payment without prescription. In Pharmacies/apothecaries products with substances buproprion and varenicline are available upon prescription with payment. NRT is available upon payment without prescription. WHO European Region
Solomon Islands Can be purchased at private pharmacy outlets Can be purchased at private pharmacy outlets Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
South Africa NRT is available on prescription with payment – not offered free at public health facilities. NRT can be purchased over the counter from pharmacies and bupropion and varenicline are available on prescription NRT is available on prescription with payment – not offered free at public health facilities. NRT can be purchased over the counter from pharmacies and bupropion and varenicline are available on prescription NRT is available on prescription with payment – not offered free at public health facilities. NRT can be purchased over the counter from pharmacies and bupropion and varenicline are available on prescription WHO African Region
Spain Solamente en farmacias Solamente en farmacias Solamente en farmacias WHO European Region
Sri Lanka Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Sudan Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Suriname In the Pharmacy Nicotine Replacement Therapy products can be purchased at the pharmacy with and without prescription depending on the health insurance. Nicotine Replacement Therapy products can be purchased at the pharmacy without prescription. WHO Region of the Americas
Sweden Pharmacias, supermarkets or equivalent. Pharmacias, supermarkets or equivalent Pharmacias, supermarkets or equivalent WHO European Region
Syrian Arab Republic Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Tajikistan Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Thailand 1. Pharmacy 2. Hospital: prescribed by physicians Physician prescription and OTC. Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia In the pharmacies In the pharmacies In the pharmacies WHO European Region
Timor-Leste N/A N/A Report not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Togo Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Tonga The Tobacco Enforcement and Cessation Unit is responsible for purchasing of the products. The products also available at the private clinics and pharmacies. The Tobacco Enforcement and Cessation Unit is responsible for purchasing of the products. The products also available at the private clinics and pharmacies. The Tobacco Enforcement and Cessation Unit is responsible for purchasing of the products. The products also available at the private clinics and pharmacies. WHO Western Pacific Region
Trinidad and Tobago Some are supplied by the State but also sold at local pharmacies for persons who are able to afford. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Tunisia Dans les structures sanitaires publiques , le produit est fourni gratuitement par létat aux fumeurs , dans les cabinets privés, le fumeur lachète Dans les structures sanitaires publiques , le produit est fourni gratuitement par létat aux fumeurs , dans les cabinets privés, le fumeur lachète Dans les structures sanitaires publiques , le produit est fourni gratuitement par létat aux fumeurs , dans les cabinets privés, le fumeur lachète WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Turkey In the pharmacies through out-of-pocket expenditure In the pharmacies through out-of-pocket expenditure In the pharmacies through out-of-pocket expenditure WHO European Region
Turkmenistan В государственных и частных аптеках страны В государственных и частных аптеках страны Государственные и частные аптеки WHO European Region
Tuvalu Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Uganda Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Ukraine NRT, tabex (cytesene) and champix (varenicline) are registered and available for sale in pharmacies NRT, tabex (cytesene) and champix (varenicline) are registered and available for sale in pharmacies NRT, tabex (cytesene) and champix (varenicline) are registered and available for sale in pharmacies WHO European Region
United Arab Emirates بدائل النيكوتين (لصقات - علكة ) فارينكلين Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland In the United Kingdom, nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is available as a General Sales List medicine (ie, it can be purchased in pharmacies and any other shop without a prescription, as long as certain conditions are met). Some forms of NRT are also available free of charge from GPs, pharmacists and local stop smoking services. In Jersey NRT is sold in pharmacies and free of charge through the Help2Quit service. GPs do not distribute NRT freely although this would not be as effective in Jersey as GP appointments themselves are not free of charge. In Guernsey free NRT is available through the stop smoking service (Quitline) and GPs refer to Quitline. In the United Kingdom, nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is available as a General Sales List medicine (ie, it can be purchased in pharmacies and any other shop without a prescription, as long as certain conditions are met). Some forms of NRT (patches and gum) are also available free of charge from GPs and local stop smoking services. In the United Kingdom, nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is available as a General Sales List medicine (i.e., it can be purchased in pharmacies and any other shop without a prescription, as long as certain conditions are met)". Some forms of NRT (patches and gum) are also available free of charge from GPs and local stop smoking services. WHO European Region
United Republic of Tanzania Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Uruguay En farmacias. En farmacias. En farmacias. WHO Region of the Americas
Uzbekistan Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Vanuatu In 2014 we answered yes to question 3.2.8.10, but only for private pharmacies, not EDL. Report not provided In 2014 we answered yes to question 3.2.8.10, but only for private pharmacies, not EDL. WHO Western Pacific Region
Venezuela Se pueden adquirir en las farmacias y en las Unidades de Cesación tabáquica, pertenencientes al Sistema Público Nacional de Salud. Report not provided Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Viet Nam Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Yemen Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Zambia Pharmacies Pharmacies Pharmacies WHO African Region
Zimbabwe Hospital and Private Pharmacies Hospital and Private Pharmacies Hospital and Private Pharmacies WHO African Region
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