7.5% of the adult population are current smokers
There are approximately 210,840 current smokers in Liberia
13.9% of men are current smokers but only 1.1% of women
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.
1,014 people in Liberia die from tobacco smoking-related diseases each year.
Heated Tobacco Products
You can't advertise HTP in Liberia.
Nicotine Vaping Devices
There is no specific law regarding e-cigarettes. If you have an update please e-mail the GSTHR team.
Snus is allowed. Use of Snus is permitted by law in Liberia.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy
You can't advertise NRT in Liberia.