Smoking in Bhutan and sales of tobacco has been probhited in Bhutan in effort to be the first smoke free nation. Smoking free zones include parks, discotheques, entertainment centers, sports centers like football grounds & archery ranges, commercial establishments like shops, bars & restaurants, institutions like Dzongs, hospitals, schools, Government offices, public gatherings such as monastic festivals, official receptions, national celebrations, vegetable markets, taxi stands, airports and public transportation. But tourists are allowed to bring the following tobacco products for their personal consumptions and subject to payment of 100% custom duty and 100% sales tax .
– 200 sticks of cigarettes
– 400 sticks of bidis
– 50 pieces of cigar
– 250 grams of other tobacco or tobacco products.
(Any excess quantity is subject to confiscation. However, tourists are permitted to smoke at designated smoking areas only)