26.1% of the adult population are current smokers

There are approximately 1.1 million current smokers in Kyrgyzstan

50.1% of men are current smokers but only 3.3% of women

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Data sourced: 2022.   Page updated: 2023-10-10

Smoking in Kyrgyzstan

The trend in current smoking prevalence in the general population in Kyrgyzstan is more or less flat. In 2000 smoking prevalence was 27%, which decreased to 26% in 2015, remaining at around 26% when projected to 2025 according to WHO trend data. For men the prevalence remained level at around 50% in 2000 and in 2015, with a slight increase to 51% projected by 2025. For women the prevalence has decreased from 5% in 2000 to under 4% in 2015, with a further decrease to 3% projected 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.



4570 people in Kyrgyzstan die from tobacco smoking-related diseases each year.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Kyrgyzstan

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

Heated Tobacco Products

in Kyrgyzstan

You can't advertise HTP in Kyrgyzstan.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Kyrgyzstan

You can't advertise NRT in Kyrgyzstan.


in Kyrgyzstan

Snus is allowed. Use of Snus is permitted by law in Kyrgyzstan.


in Kyrgyzstan

There is currently no information about using pouches.

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