5.5% of the adult population are current smokers

There are approximately 224,155 current smokers in Turkmenistan

10.8% of men are current smokers but only 0.5% of women

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Data sourced: 2024.   Page updated: 2024-04-08

Smoking in Turkmenistan

Adult tobacco smoking prevalence is at 5.5% (with 0.5% of women and 10.8% of men). The number of daily smokers in Turkmenistan is 242991. The prevalence of daily tobacco smoking among adults is 6.3%. 2983 people in Turkmenistan die from tobacco smoking-related diseases each year. tobacco smoking-related health problems account for 10.59% of deaths.



2983 people in Turkmenistan die from tobacco smoking-related diseases each year.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Turkmenistan

E-cigarettes are categorised as tobacco products. The law "On Protecting the Health of Citizens from the Effects of Tobacco Smoke and the Consequences of Tobacco Product Consumption" (2013) explicitly prohibits the retail sale, advertising/promotion/sponsorship, distribution, manufacture, importation and use of e-cigarettes and snus.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Turkmenistan

In Turkmenistan, heated tobacco products are prohibited.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Turkmenistan

In Turkmenistan you don't need a prescription to purchase NRT. NRT is legal to market. NRT are available in Pharmacy.


in Turkmenistan

The sale of Snus is banned.

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