18.8% of the adult population are current smokers

There are approximately 3.8 million current smokers in North Korea

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

Smoking in North Korea

tobacco smoking prevalence among women is 18.8%. with (0% of women and 37.5% of men). 71,371 people in North Korea die from tobacco smoking-related diseases each year. tobacco smoking-related health problems account for 31.72% of deaths



71,371 people die every year due to tobacco smoking in North Korea.

Heated Tobacco Products

in North Korea

You can't advertise HTP in North Korea.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in North Korea

Nicotine-containing e-cigarettes are banned in North Korea, according to a 2018 WHO report for the Conference of Parties (8) of the FCTC (‘Progress report on regulatory and market developments on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)’).


in North Korea

Snus is banned.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in North Korea

There is no information about using NRT

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