23.4% of the adult population are current smokers

There are approximately 548,788 current smokers in Albania

39.8% of men are current smokers but only 6.6% of women

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

Smoking in Albania

Smoking trends in Albania show a gradual decline in current tobacco smoking from 35% to 29% in the general population from 2000 to 2015, with a further decline to 28% projected by 2025. Despite the reduction in prevalence overall, the smoking prevalence for men which was 57.5% in 2000, and 51.5% in 2015, is only projected to decline to 50% by 2025. Women's current smoking prevalence was 12% in 2000, 8% in 2015, and is projected to decrease further to 6% by 2025. The WHO published prevalence trend estimates in tobacco smoking, as shown here in their 2018 2nd edition report, which show slightly different smoking prevalence to the WHO country profiles. Data for the estimates are not age standardised, and were obtained from WHO databases. The trend lines are projections, not predictions, of future attainment. A projection indicates a likely endpoint if the country maintains its tobacco control efforts at the same level that it has implemented them to date. Therefore the impact of recent interventions could alter the expected endpoint shown in the projection. While the methods of estimation used in the first and second editions of the WHO report are the same, the volume of data available for the second edition is larger i.e. 200 more national surveys. The results presented are therefore more robust.



4110 people in Albania die from tobacco smoking-related diseases each year.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Albania

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

Heated Tobacco Products

in Albania

You can't advertise HTP in Albania.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Albania

You can't advertise NRT in Albania.


in Albania

Snus is allowed. Snus is legal to use.


in Albania

There is currently no information about using pouches

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