20.9% of the adult population are current smokers

There are approximately 2.7 million current smokers in Kazakhstan

37.7% of men are current smokers but only 5.8% of women

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Data sourced: 2024.   Page updated: 2024-04-08

Smoking in Kazakhstan

Current smoking trends for the overall adult population in Kazakhstan show a decrease from 2000 (32%) to 2015 (25%), with a projection to decrease further to 21% by 2025. For women, smoking prevalence has been declining year by year, from 11% in 2000 to 7% in 2015, and is projected to be around 5% by 2025. For men the trend has also been downwards, with 56% being current smokers in 2000, 44.5% in 2015 and a projection of around 38% 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 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.



In Kazakhstan, 22503 people die each year due to tobacco smoking.

1.2 million €

Market size of NRT.

NRT market size is estimated to be 1.2 million €.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Kazakhstan

There is no specific law regarding e-cigarettes. If you have an update please e-mail the GSTHR team. The prevalence of current e-cigarette vaping among adults is 1.7%. 7.2% of the population had tried e-cigarette vaping at least once.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Kazakhstan

HTP is allowed. Advertising of HTP is allowed.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Kazakhstan

NRT market size is estimated to be 1.2 million €. In Kazakhstan you don't need a prescription to purchase NRT. Advertising of NRT is allowed. NRT are available in Pharmacy.


in Kazakhstan

The sale of Snus is banned. Use of Snus is permitted by law in Kazakhstan.


in Kazakhstan

There is currently no information about using pouches.

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.