10.1% of the adult population are current smokers

There are approximately 2.2 million current smokers in Afghanistan

17.7% of men are current smokers but only 2.1% of women

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Data sourced: 2022.   Page updated: 2023-10-10

Smoking in Afghanistan

Adult tobacco smoking prevalence is at 10.1% (with 2.1% of women and 17.7% of men). In Afghanistan, 26997 people die each year due to tobacco smoking. The mortality rate associated with tobacco smoking is 9.07%.



26997 people in Afghanistan die from tobacco smoking-related diseases each year.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Afghanistan

There is no specific law regarding e-cigarettes. If you have an update please e-mail the GSTHR team.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Afghanistan

You can't advertise HTP in Afghanistan.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Afghanistan

In Afghanistan you don't need a prescription to purchase NRT. NRT is legal to market. You can buy NRT in Pharmacy.


in Afghanistan

Snus is allowed. Snus is legal to use.


in Afghanistan

There is currently no information about using pouches.

The GSTHR database is updated regularly by our team. However, please be aware that the information we provide does not constitute legal advice. We cannot guarantee that the information is up to date or accurate, as the regulatory status of different product categories can change at short notice and with little publicity. If you wish to check the legal status of use or possession of any safer nicotine product in a specific country or region, you should verify the information independently. If you have reason to think that the information supplied on the GSTHR is inaccurate, please contact us with details and any references and we will rectify any errors.