28.3% of the adult population are smokers

There are approximately 33.9 million smokers in Russian Federation

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Smoking in Russian Federation

There has been a downwards trend in current smoking prevalence in the general population in the Russian Federation. Smoking prevalence was 42% overall in 2000, declining to 38% by 2015 with a further drop to 35% projected by 2025. This decrease has been driven by men's current smoking prevalence, which decreased from 69% in 2000 to 59% in 2015, with a further decrease to 53.5% projected by 2025. For women the trend in prevalence has been slightly upwards - it was 19% in 2000, increasing to 19.6% by 2015, and is projected to increase to 20% 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 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.



309.6 thousand people in Russian Federation die from tobacco smoking-related diseases.


e-cigarette vaping

Adult e-cigarette vaping prevalence is at 3.5%.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Russian Federation

Advertising HTP is allowed.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Russian Federation

There is no specific law regarding e-cigarettes. If you have an update please e-mail the GSTHR team. Adult e-cigarette vaping prevalence is at 3.5%. 14.2% of the population attempted to e-cigarette vaping at least once.


in Russian Federation

There is no information about using snus

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Russian Federation

You can't advertise NRT in Russian Federation.