26.7% of the adult population are current smokers
There are approximately 616,461 current smokers in Armenia
51.8% of men are current smokers but only 1.6% of women
Smoking in Armenia
There has been a downwards trend in current smoking in the general population in Armenia from 31% in 2000 to 25% in 2015, with a further decline to 21.5% projected by 2025. The current smoking prevalence for women has been low, just 3% in 2000, reducing to less than 2% in 2015 and projected to be just over 1% by 2025. On the other hand, men's current smoking prevalence was estimated at 66% in 2000, dropping to 53% in 2015 and projected to decrease to 46% 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.
In Armenia, 5,146 people die each year due to tobacco smoking.
Heated Tobacco Products
HTP is legal to market.
Nicotine Vaping Devices
There is no specific law regarding e-cigarettes. If you have an update please e-mail the GSTHR team.
Snus is allowed. Use of Snus is permitted by law in Armenia.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy
In Armenia is legal to purchase nicotine without prescription to using NRT. Advertising NRT is allowed. NRT is available in Pharmacy.