23.9% of the adult population are current smokers

There are approximately 544,259 current smokers in Lithuania

35.6% of men are current smokers but only 14.2% of women

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

Smoking in Lithuania

The overall trend for prevalence of current smokers in the general population in Lithuania has been gradually downwards since 2006. 29% of the population in Lithuania were current smokers in 2017, down from 34% in 2006. The prevalence fluctuated a little in the period. These data come from the Eurobarometer surveys, the most recent of which was carried out in 2017. In the most recent survey a total of 27,901 respondents from different social and demographic groups were interviewed face-to-face at home, in their mother tongue, across all 28 of the EU countries. The sample for each country is representative, however the sample sizes are relatively small (e.g. most countries had just over 1000 participants, but for Italy, Malta and Lithuania the sample was around 500). Nevertheless, the Eurobarometer surveys are useful as they have estimates for smoking prevalence collected over a number of years which can show trends, as described here.



5147 people in Lithuania die from tobacco smoking-related diseases each year.

1 million €

Market size of NRT.

Estimated NRT market size is 1.0 million €.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Lithuania

Lithuania abides by the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) (2014). E-cigarettes are classified as tobacco related products and are regulated by the Tobacco, Tobacco Products and Related Products Control Law 2016. Vaping is prohibited wherever smoking is prohibited. Cross-border distance sales of e-cigarette are prohibited. Sales of e-cigarettes to, or on behalf of, minors (under 18 years) are prohibited, as is the possession and use of e-cigarettes by minors. Advertising, promotion and sponsorship of e-cigarettes are banned in most venues and media.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Lithuania

HTP is allowed. Advertising of HTP is allowed.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Lithuania

Estimated NRT market size is 1.0 million €. In Lithuania you don't need a prescription to purchase NRT. Advertising of NRT is allowed. You can buy NRT in Pharmacy.


in Lithuania

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


in Lithuania

There is currently no information about using pouches.

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