21.4% of the adult population are current smokers
There are approximately 13.8 million current smokers in Egypt
42.3% of men are current smokers but only 0.4% of women
Smoking in Egypt
The trend in current smoking prevalence in the general population in Egypt shows an increase from 17% in 2000 to 24% in 2015, and a projected further increase to 32% by 2025 according to WHO trend data. This increase has been driven solely by men's smoking - 32% of men were current smokers in 2000, which increased to 48% by 2015 and is projected to increase further to 63% by 2025. Women's current smoking estimates, which started at 2% in 2000, actually showed a decline to virtually zero over the same period. 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.
61,295 people die every year due to tobacco smoking in Egypt.
Heated Tobacco Products
You can't advertise HTP in Egypt.
Nicotine Vaping Devices
According to the Ministry of Health in Egypt, a decision was made by its Technical Committee of Drugs in 2011 that potentially toxic or harmful products cannot be imported or traded in Egypt, and this therefore means that e-cigarettes are banned in the country. Even though the import and distribution of e-cigarettes are officially illegal, vape shops do exist in some towns.
Snus is allowed. Use of Snus is permitted by law in Egypt.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy
You can't advertise NRT in Egypt.