22.7% of the adult population are current smokers
There are approximately 400,816 current smokers in Slovenia
Smoking in Slovenia
The overall trend for prevalence of current smokers in the general population in Slovenia has been upwards since 2006. 28% of the Slovenian population were current smokers in 2017, up from 23% in 2006. The trend has been gradually upwards during this period, with a peak in the 2012 survey at 30%. 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.
2,633 people die every year due to tobacco smoking in Slovenia.
The prevalence of current e-cigarette vaping among adults is 1.48%.
Heated Tobacco Products
Heated tobacco products are regulated by the Law on Restriction on the Use of Tobacco or Tobacco related Products Act (OUTP). There is no information about using HTP
Nicotine Vaping Devices
Slovenia abides by the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) (2014). E-cigarettes are regulated by the Restriction on the Use of Tobacco or Tobacco-related Products Act (ZOUTPI) 2017, which classifies e-cigarettes as tobacco related products. Article 26 covers e-cigarettes. A license to sell tobacco related products must be acquired before vendors can sell e-cigarettes. There is a ban on cross-border and internet sales, and a complete ban on advertising. There are restrictions on vaping in public places, on public transport and in a vehicle where a minor (<18 years) is present. In 2016 Slovenia introduced a tax of €0.18 (US$0.21) per ml of e-liquid, resulting in the addition of €1.80 to the price of a 10 ml bottle of juice.
Snus is legal to use.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy
NRT is available in Pharmacy. NRT is legal to market.