13.9% of the adult population are current smokers

There are approximately 2.2 million current smokers in Mozambique

23.9% of men are current smokers but only 3.9% of women

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Data sourced: 2022.   Page updated: 2023-04-17

Smoking in Mozambique

There has been a downwards trend in current smoking prevalence in the general population in Mozambique. Smoking prevalence was 22% overall in 2000 and declined to 16% in 2015, with a further drop to 13% projected by 2025. For men the prevalence decreased from 38% in 2000 to 28% in 2015, with a further decrease to 23% projected by 2025. Women’s prevalence was much lower, at 8% in 2000; this decreased to around 5% in 2015 and is projected to decrease slightly to around 3.5% 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.



10,058 people die every year due to tobacco smoking in Mozambique.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Mozambique

HTP is illegal to be marketed.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Mozambique

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


in Mozambique

Snus is allowed. Snus is legal to use.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Mozambique

NRT is illegal to be marketed.

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