38.3% of the adult population are current smokers

There are approximately 1.1 million current smokers in Bosnia and Herzegovina

46.3% of men are current smokers but only 30.2% of women

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Country profile

Smoking in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The prevalence of current tobacco smoking has decreased in the general population in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 48% in 2000 to 39% in 2015, and is projected to reduce further to 34% by 2025. The reduction in prevalence for men has been from 60% in 2000 to 48% in 2015, and is projected to decrease to 42% by 2025. For women, smoking prevalence was 36% in 2000 and declined to 29% in 2015, with a projection to reduce further to 27% 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.



8,595 people in Bosnia and Herzegovina die from tobacco smoking-related diseases each year.

0.1 million €

Market size of NRT.

Estimated NRT market size is 0.1 million €.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Advertising HTP is allowed.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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


in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Snus is allowed. Use of Snus is permitted by law in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Estimated NRT market size is 0.1 million €. In Bosnia and Herzegovina you don't need a prescription to purchase NRT. NRT is legal to market. NRT is available in Pharmacy.