8% of the adult population are current smokers
There are approximately 891,288 current smokers in Niger
15.8% of men are current smokers but only 0.1% of women
Smoking in Niger
There has been an upwards trend in current smoking prevalence in the general population in Niger. In 2000 the overall prevalence was estimated to be 6%; this increased to 8% by 2015, with a projection to increase to 9% by 2025. This increase in prevalence has been driven entirely by men's smoking, which increased from 13% to 19.5.% between 2000 and 2015, and is projected to increase be 18% by 2025 according to WHO trend data. By contrast, women's smoking during the same period remained very low, at 0.4% in 2000 down to 0.1% in 2015, and is projected to remain at that level until 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.
3,357 people die every year due to tobacco smoking in Niger.
Heated Tobacco Products
You can't advertise HTP in Niger.
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. Snus is legal to use.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy
In Niger you don't need a prescription to purchase NRT. NRT is legal to market. NRT is available in Pharmacy.