19.6% of the adult population are current smokers

There are approximately 1.5 million current smokers in Azerbaijan

39% of men are current smokers but only 0.2% of women

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Country profile

Smoking in Azerbaijan

Current smoking prevalence in Azerbaijan is declining, from 26% of the general population in 2000, dropping to 21% in 2015. A further decline to 19% is projected by 2025. The prevalence of smoking and its decline has been driven mainly by men, for whom the prevalence in 2000 was 54.5% - this decreased to 43% in 2015 and is projected to decrease further to 38% by 2025. Women's smoking prevalence has remained below 1% from 2000 through 2015 and projected to remain so to 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.



12,065 people die every year due to tobacco smoking in Azerbaijan.

0.1 million €

Market size of NRT.

NRT market size is estimated to 0.1 million €.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Azerbaijan

No information about regulation of HTP is available for Azerbaijan. HTP is legal to market.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Azerbaijan

E-cigarettes are regulated as tobacco products and there are restrictions on vaping in public places.


in Azerbaijan

Heated tobacco products are not regulated in Azerbaijan.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Azerbaijan

NRT market size is estimated to 0.1 million €. NRT is illegal to be marketed.