26.2% of the adult population are current smokers

There are approximately 579,513 current smokers in Mongolia

47.1% of men are current smokers but only 6.4% of women

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Data sourced: 2022.   Page updated: 2023-10-10

Smoking in Mongolia

There has been a downwards trend in current smoking prevalence in the general population in Mongolia. Smoking prevalence was 31% in 2000 and declined to 26% in 2015, with a further drop to 23% projected by 2025. For men the prevalence remains high, but decreased from 55% in 2000 to 47.5% in 2015, with a further decrease to 43% projected by 2025. For women a prevalence of 7.5% in 2000 decreased to 5.5% in 2015, and is projected to decrease further to around 4.6% 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 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.



3839 people in Mongolia die from tobacco smoking-related diseases each year.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Mongolia

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

Heated Tobacco Products

in Mongolia

You can't advertise HTP in Mongolia.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Mongolia

In Mongolia you don't need a prescription to purchase NRT. Advertising of NRT is allowed. You can buy NRT in Pharmacy.


in Mongolia

Snus is allowed. Use of Snus is permitted by law in Mongolia.


in Mongolia

There is currently no information about using pouches.

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