16.4% of the adult population are smokers

There are approximately 2.8 million smokers in Yemen

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Country profile

Smoking in Yemen

Current smoking trends for the overall adult population in the Yemen show a decrease from 2000 (22%) to 2015 (17.5%), with a projection to decrease further to around 16% by 2025. This downwards trend has been driven largely by women's smoking prevalence. For women, smoking prevalence has been declining gradually year by year, from 14% in 2000 to 7% in 2015, and is projected to be around 5% by 2025. For men, the trend is very slightly downwards, with 30% being current smokers in 2000, 28% in 2015, and a projection of a tiny further decrease to 27.5% 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.



14.5 thousand people in Yemen die from tobacco smoking-related diseases.

Heated Tobacco Products

in Yemen

You can't advertise HTP in Yemen.

Nicotine Vaping Devices

in Yemen

There is no specific law regarding e-cigarettes. If you have an update please e-mail the GSTHR team. There is no information about e-cigarette vaping


in Yemen

There is no information about using snus

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

in Yemen

You can't advertise NRT in Yemen.