31.5% of the adult population are current smokers

There are approximately 2.8 million current smokers in Czech Republic

35.6% of men are current smokers but only 27.3% of women

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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 people in Czech Republic die from tobacco smoking-related diseases each year.

6.2 million €

Market size of NRT.

Estimated NRT market size is 6.2 million €.

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.


in Czech Republic

Snus is banned. Snus is legal to use.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Czech Republic

Estimated NRT market size is 6.2 million €. In Czech Republic is legal to purchase nicotine without prescription to using NRT. NRT is legal to market. NRT is available in Pharmacy.