About

14.5% of the adult population are currently smokers

There are approximately 4.3 million currently smokers in Algeria

28.1% of the adult male are currently smokers

Quick links to detailed datasheets for Algeria:
Country profile

Smoking in Algeria

Current smoking trends for the overall adult population in Algeria show a slight decrease from 2000 (16.7%) to 2015 (15.6%), but are projected to increase to 16.9% by 2025. For women there has been a downwards year by year trend in smoking prevalence, from 5.6% in 2000 to 0.8% in 2015, and is projected to be around 0.2% by 2025. For men the trend goes in the opposite direction, with 28% being current smokers in 2000, 30% in 2015 and a projection of around 34% 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.

14,957

Deaths

14,957 people die every year due to tobacco smoking in Algeria.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Algeria

HTP is illegal to be marketed.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Algeria

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

Snus

in Algeria

Snus is legal to use.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Algeria

NRT is available in Pharmacy. Advertising NRT is allowed.