23.3% of the adult population are current smokers

There are approximately 8.5 million current smokers in Ukraine

40.4% of men are current smokers but only 9% of women

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

Smoking in Ukraine

There has been a downwards trend in current smoking prevalence in the general population in Ukraine. Smoking prevalence was 34% overall in 2000 and declined to 28% in 2015, with a further drop to 24% projected by 2025. The prevalence for men remains high, but has decreased from 60% in 2000 to 48% in 2015, with a further decrease to 42% projected by 2025. Women’s prevalence was much lower, at 13% in 2000, decreasing to 11% in 2015, and is projected to decrease to around 9% 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 are not age standardised, and 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.



96488 people in Ukraine die from tobacco smoking-related diseases each year.

0.2 million €

Market size of NRT.

Estimated NRT market size is 0.2 million €.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Ukraine

A 2012 law entitled "On Amendment of Certain Laws of Ukraine on Improving Certain Provisions on Limiting Places for Smoking" classifies e-cigarettes alongside tobacco products, and prohibits their use in a range of public spaces and on public transport, with the exception of designated areas.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Ukraine

HTP is allowed. In Ukraine you can legally purchase using HTP devices. In Ukraine HTP are available without prescription. In Ukraine it is legal to purchase nicotine without using HTP prescription. HTP is legal to market.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Ukraine

Estimated NRT market size is 0.2 million €. In Ukraine you don't need a prescription to purchase NRT. Advertising of NRT is allowed. NRT are available in Pharmacy.


in Ukraine

The sale of Snus is banned. Use of Snus is permitted by law in Ukraine.


in Ukraine

Pouches are allowed. Advertising of Pouches are allowed.

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