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Smoking in Norway

The overall prevalence of daily smoking in Norway has reduced significantly from 21% in 2008 to 11% in 2017 amongst adults aged 16 - 74. The downwards trend has been similar for men, whose smoking prevalence has reduced from 21% to 12% since 2008, and for women, whose smoking prevalence has reduced only slightly more from 21% to 10% during the same period.



6,207 people in Norway die from tobacco smoking-related diseases each year.

48.8 million €

Market size of NRT.

NRT market size is estimated to 48.8 million €.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Norway

Heated tobacco products are prohibited in Norway under Regulation no. 1044 of 13 October 1989 Concerning the Prohibition against New tobacco and Nicotine Products.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Norway

The Norwegian Parliament voted in December 2016 in favour of lifting the ban on nicotine containing e-cigarettes. The new regulation has to be incorporated into the trade agreement for the European Economic Area EEA and the EU. Under the 2017 Smoking Act, vaping is banned in all places covered by Norway’s smoking ban, and all e-cigarette advertising is prohibited under the Tobacco Injury Act.


in Norway

Snus is not banned in Norway, however the Norwegian Government restricted snus to plain packaging in 2017.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Norway

Estimated NRT market size is 48.8 million €. In Norway you don't need a prescription to purchase NRT. Advertising NRT is allowed. You can buy NRT in many general shops without a prescription.