18.5% of the adult population are current smokers

There are approximately 4.4 million current smokers in Iraq

34.7% of men are current smokers but only 2.4% of women

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

Smoking in Iraq

Adult tobacco smoking prevalence is at 18.5% (with 2.4% of women and 34.7% of men). The prevalence of daily tobacco smoking among adults is 19.6%. 23,007 people die every year due to tobacco smoking in Iraq. The mortality rate associated with tobacco smoking is 10.73%



23,007 people in Iraq die from tobacco smoking-related diseases each year.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Iraq

You can't advertise HTP in Iraq.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Iraq

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


in Iraq

Snus is banned.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Iraq

In Iraq you don't need a prescription to purchase NRT. NRT is legal to market. You can buy NRT in Pharmacy.

The GSTHR database is updated regularly by our team. However, please be aware that the information we provide does not constitute legal advice. We cannot guarantee that the information is up to date or accurate, as the regulatory status of different product categories can change at short notice and with little publicity. If you wish to check the legal status of use or possession of any safer nicotine product in a specific country or region, you should verify the information independently. If you have reason to think that the information supplied on the GSTHR is inaccurate, please contact us with details and any references and we will rectify any errors.