21.7% of the adult population are current smokers
There are approximately 110,300 current smokers in Luxembourg
Smoking in Luxembourg
The overall trend for prevalence of current smokers in the general population in Luxembourg has been downwards since 2006. 21% of the population in Luxembourg were current smokers in 2017, down from 26% in 2006. The trend was mostly downwards with a slight upwards blip in the 2012 survey. 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.
632 people die every year due to tobacco smoking in Luxembourg.
Adult e-cigarette vaping prevalence is at 3.13%.
Heated Tobacco Products
In Luxembourg, Article 19 of the EU Tobacco Products Directive covering novel tobacco products applies to heated tobacco products. Regulations cover reporting, notifications and health warning labels.
Nicotine Vaping Devices
Luxembourg abides by the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) (2014). E-cigarettes that contain nicotine and those that are nicotine free are regulated by the Law of 13th June 2017, amending the amended law of 11th August 2006, on tobacco control. Vaping is prohibited wherever smoking is prohibited, such as in public places where children are present, in public buildings, and on public transportation, as well as in vehicles where there is a child under 12 years. Warnings on packaging have to be in French, German and Luxembourgish. E-cigarette advertising is banned everywhere except at point of sale, and cross-border sales are illegal. There is no excise tax on e-liquid.
Use of Snus is permitted by law in Luxembourg.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy
You can buy NRT in Pharmacy. Advertising NRT is allowed.