35.5% of the adult population are current smokers

There are approximately 983,753 current smokers in Bosnia and Herzegovina

43.4% of men are current smokers but only 28% of women

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

Smoking in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The overall smoking prevalence in Bosnia and Herzegovina has decreased since 2000. 38.3% of the adult population in Bosnia and Herzegovina are current smokers, down from 48% in 2000. This means there are now approximately 1.1 million smokers in the country. 46.3% of men smoke (down from 60% in 2000) and for women the figure is 30.2% (down from 36% in 2000).

The most recent data show there were 8,595 annual deaths from tobacco-smoking related diseases (approximately 2,500 women and 6,100 men). The annual percentage of all deaths attributable to tobacco smoking was 25.05% (women: 13.7%; and men: 29.8%).

There are no specific laws on the use of nicotine vapes (e-cigarettes) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Heated tobacco products can be marketed and snus is legal to use.

Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is available to buy in pharmacies without a prescription and it can be marketed. The NRT market in Bosnia and Herzegovina is worth €100,000.

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8595 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 €.

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.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Advertising HTP is allowed.

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.


in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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


in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Advertising Pouches are allowed.

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