7.5% of the adult population are smokers

There are approximately 212.8 thousand smokers in Liberia

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Country profile

Smoking in Liberia

There has been a downwards trend in current smoking prevalence in the general population in Liberia. In 2000 the prevalence was estimated to be 13%; this decreased to 9% by 2015, with a projection to decrease to 8% by 2025. Men's smoking decreased from 21% to 17% between 2000 and 2015, and is projected to decrease further to 16% by 2025 according to WHO trend data. Women's smoking during the same period decreased from 5% in 2000 to 1.5% in 2015, and is projected to reduce to under 1% 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 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.



Due to tobacco smoking in Liberia 1.0 thousand people die.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Liberia

You can't advertise HTP in Liberia.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Liberia

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


in Liberia

Snus is permitted by law in Liberia.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Liberia

You can't advertise NRT in Liberia.