41.9% of the adult population are current smokers

There are approximately 2.8 million current smokers in Jordan

66.1% of men are current smokers but only 17% of women

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

Smoking in Jordan

tobacco smoking prevalence among women is 41.9%. with (17% of women and 66.1% of men). Daily tobacco smoking prevalence is at 37.3%. In Jordan, 3,174 people die each year due to tobacco smoking. The mortality rate associated with tobacco smoking is 14.13%



3,174 people die every year due to tobacco smoking in Jordan.

0.2 million €

Market size of NRT.

Estimated NRT market size is 0.2 million €.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Jordan

You can't advertise HTP in Jordan.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Jordan

An 'official letter' from the Ministry of Health (2009) bans the sale, advertising, manufacturing, importation and use of e-cigarettes in Jordan. More recently the Jordan Times (3rd December 2018) reported that the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, Iftaa Department has issued a fatwa (religious edict) declaring that smoking electronic cigarettes and argileh (water pipe) is just as bad as smoking traditional tobacco products and is therefore prohibited by Sharia law.


in Jordan

Snus is banned.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Jordan

Estimated NRT market size is 0.2 million €. In Jordan is legal to purchase nicotine without prescription to using NRT. Advertising NRT is allowed. NRT is available in Pharmacy.

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