About

26% of the adult population are currently smokers

There are approximately 8.4 million currently smokers in Poland

30.3% of the adult male are currently smokers

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Country profile

Smoking in Poland

The overall trend for prevalence of current smokers in the general population in Poland has been downwards since 2006. 30% of the Polish population were current smokers in 2017, down from 35% in 2006. The trend was mostly downwards, with a slight upwards blip in the 2017 survey (+2%). These data come from the Eurobarometer surveys, the most recent of which was carried out in 2017. In the most recent survey a total of 27,901 respondents from different social and demographic groups were interviewed face-to-face at home, in their mother tongue, across all 28 of the EU countries. The sample for each country is representative, however the sample sizes are relatively small (e.g. most countries had just over 1000 participants, but for Italy, Malta and Lithuania the sample was around 500). Nevertheless, the Eurobarometer surveys are useful as they have estimates for smoking prevalence collected over a number of years which can show trends, as described here.

71,705

Deaths

71,705 people in Poland die from tobacco smoking-related diseases each year.

1.14%

e-cigarette vaping

Adult e-cigarette vaping prevalence is at 1.14%.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Poland

In Poland, there is a tax of 1141.29 Polish Zloty per kilogram and 31.41% of the weighted average retail selling price of smoking tobacco applied to heated tobacco products.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Poland

Poland abides by the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) (2014). E-cigarettes are classified as tobacco related products and are regulated by the Polish Anti-Tobacco Act (2016). Vaping is not allowed wherever smoking is prohibited, including at bus stops. There are heavy fines for those who violate the ban and for the establishments which allow violations. Cross-border distance sales, sale or distribution of e-cigarettes to minors under 18 years, and sale via vending machines or self-service sales are all prohibited. It is also prohibited to display items that imitate the packaging of cigarettes. From 2018 the excise tax on e-liquids is 0.5PLN (€0.23) per millilitre.

Snus

in Poland

Snus is permitted by law in Poland.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Poland

You can buy NRT in Pharmacy. NRT is legal to market.