32.3% of the adult population are current smokers

There are approximately 1.5 million current smokers in Slovakia

38.6% of men are current smokers but only 26% of women

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Smoking in Slovakia

The prevalence of current smokers in the general population in Slovakia was 1% higher (at 26%) in 2017 than it was in 2006. Prevalence has fluctuated during this period with a very slight downwards trend. 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.



8,099 people die every year due to tobacco smoking in Slovakia.

0.4 million €

Market size of NRT.

NRT market size is estimated to 0.4 million €.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Slovakia

HTP is legal to market.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Slovakia

Slovakia abides by the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) (2014). E-cigarettes are classified as tobacco products and are regulated by the Act of 25th November 2015 (No. 89/2016) on the Manufacture and Labelling of Tobacco Products and Related Products. Vaping is prohibited wherever smoking is not allowed. As of March 2016, importation of e-cigarette products is allowed according to an instruction from the General Administration of Customs. E-cigarette advertising is restricted, and cross-border e-cigarette advertising and sponsorship are prohibited. There is currently no excise tax on e-cigarettes or e-liquids.


in Slovakia

Snus is banned. Use of Snus is permitted by law in Slovakia.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Slovakia

NRT market size is estimated to 0.4 million €. In Slovakia you don't need a prescription to purchase NRT. NRT is legal to market. You can buy NRT in Pharmacy.