13.9% of the adult population are current smokers
There are approximately 3.6 million current smokers in Morocco
26.8% of men are current smokers but only 1.1% of women
Smoking in Morocco
There has been an upwards trend in current smoking prevalence in the general population in Morocco. In 2000 the overall prevalence was estimated to be 19%; this increased to 23% by 2015, with a projection to increase to 28% by 2025. This increase in prevalence has been driven solely by men's smoking, which increased from 34% to 47% between 2000 and 2015, and is projected to increase further to 57.5% by 2025 according to WHO trend data. By contrast, women's smoking during the same period decreased from 4% in 2000 to less than 1% in 2015, and is projected to reduce to less than 0.5% 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.
In Morocco, 17,644 people die each year due to tobacco smoking.
Market size of NRT.
NRT market size is estimated to 1.3 million €.
Heated Tobacco Products
HTP is illegal to be marketed.
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 Morocco.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy
NRT market size is estimated to 1.3 million €. In Morocco you need a prescription to purchase NRT. Advertising NRT is allowed. NRT is available in Pharmacy.