13.5% of the adult population are current smokers

There are approximately 67,256 current smokers in Comoros

22.8% of men are current smokers but only 4.2% of women

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Data sourced: 2022.   Page updated: 2023-04-17

Smoking in Comoros

Current smoking prevalence in the general population in Comoros has declined from 20% in 2000 to 14% by 2015, and a further reduction to 11.5% is projected by 2025. Men’s smoking prevalence has reduced from 29% in 2000 to 23% in 2015, with a further decrease to 21% projected by 2025. For women the decrease has been from 12% in 2000 to 4% in 2015, with a further decrease to around 2% projected 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.



201 people die every year due to tobacco smoking in Comoros.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Comoros

HTP is illegal to be marketed.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Comoros

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


in Comoros

Snus is banned.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Comoros

NRT is illegal to be marketed.

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