About

31.5% of the adult population are smokers

There are approximately 2.8 million smokers in Czech Republic

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Country profile

Smoking in Czech Republic

The prevalence of current smokers in the general population in the Czech Republic was the same (at 29%) in 2017 as the prevalence in 2006. Prevalence has fluctuated during this period and was at its lowest (at 25%) in 2014. These data come from the Eurobarometer surveys, the most recent of which was carried out in 2017. In the most recent survey a total of 27,901 respondents from different social and demographic groups were interviewed face-to-face at home, in their mother tongue, across all 28 of the EU countries. The sample for each country is representative, however the sample sizes are relatively small (e.g. most countries had just over 1000 participants, but for Italy, Malta and Lithuania the sample was around 500). Nevertheless, the Eurobarometer surveys are useful as they have estimates for smoking prevalence collected over a number of years which can show trends, as described here.

17,664

Deaths

Due to tobacco smoking in Czech Republic 17.7 thousand people die.

3.02%

e-cigarette vaping

Adult e-cigarette vaping prevalence is at 3.02%.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Czech Republic

Advertising HTP is allowed.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Czech Republic

The Czech Republic abides by the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) (2014). Decree No. 37/2017 regulates e-cigarettes that contain nicotine. E-cigarettes are legal to sell and use in the Czech Republic, and their use is only prohibited in a few public places such as hospitals, schools, shopping centres and public transport. Reportedly, e-cigarettes are still allowed in leisure venues i.e. cafes, restaurants and bars. There is no tax on electronic cigarettes and cross-border sales are legal.

Snus

in Czech Republic

Snus is permitted by law in Czech Republic.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Czech Republic

You can buy NRT in Pharmacy. NRT is legal to market.