This law regulates and limits the use of tobacco products, especially cigarettes. The goal is to prevent chronic non-communicable diseases and increase the quality of life and longevity.
Smoking and its health consequences are a problem around the world. Several countries are trying to limit and regulate it. Aruba and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) are following the "Best Buy" strategy of the World Health Organization (WHO). In 2020, they created a National Prevention Plan to reduce non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. A key point in the plan to help prevent NCDs is introducing a law to regulate and restrict the use of cigarettes.
Breathe Free, the Lands Ordinance Limiting Tobacco Products is in effect.