25.2% of the adult population are current smokers
There are approximately 551,246 current smokers in Mongolia
45.3% of men are current smokers but only 5.1% of women
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.
3,839 people in Mongolia die from tobacco smoking-related diseases each year.
Heated Tobacco Products
You can't advertise HTP in Mongolia.
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 Mongolia.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy
In Mongolia you don't need a prescription to purchase NRT. Advertising NRT is allowed. You can buy NRT in Pharmacy.