Ukraine

Ukraine - country profile

Cigarettes 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.

Tobacco smoking prevalence

Number of current smokers:
Adult current tobacco smoking prevalence:
Adult current tobacco smoking prevalence (female):
Adult current tobacco smoking prevalence (male):
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(1) WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000-2025, third edition. (2019). World Health Organization. https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/who-global-report-on-trends-in-prevalence-of-tobacco-use-2000-2025-third-edition. (2) Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Ed.). (2019). World Population Prospects 2019 (Online Edition Rev. 1.; Population Division). United Nations. https://population.un.org/wpp/Download/Standard/Population/

Smoking-related mortality

Annual number of deaths attributable to tobacco smoking:
Annual number of deaths attributable to tobacco smoking (female):
Annual number of deaths attributable to tobacco smoking (male):
Annual percentage of all deaths attributable to tobacco smoking:
Annual percentage of all deaths attributable to tobacco smoking (female):
Annual percentage of all deaths attributable to tobacco smoking (male):
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The Tobacco Atlas. Available at: https://tobaccoatlas.org/topic/deaths/ Data source: GBD 2016 Risk Factors Collaborators.

Nicotine Vaping Devices (E-cigarettes) 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.

Prevalence

Ever tried e-cigarette vaping:
A
Global Adult Tobacco Survey, 2016. Available at:https://nccd.cdc.gov/GTSSDataSurveyResources/Ancillary/DataReports.aspx?CAID=1
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Household survey of persons 15 years of age or older.A multi-stage, geographically clustered sample design was used to produce nationally representative data. The temporarily occupied territories of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, city of Sevastopol, and certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, were excluded from GATS 2017 survey.There were a total of 8,298 completed individual interviews.

Product promotion

Health claims allowed:
Yes
A
Advertising is regulated:
Yes
1
A
Ukraine Details | Tobacco Control Laws. https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/country/ukraine/summary.
1
Allowed or banned at place of sale or allowed or banned in all media.

Regulation

Regulatory status:
Allowed
A
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Regulated as tobacco product:
Yes
A
A
Ukraine Details | Tobacco Control Laws. https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/country/ukraine/summary.

Availability

Legal to buy device online - personal use:
Yes
A
Legal to buy nicotine online - personal use:
Yes
A
Legal to import device - trade:
Yes
A
Legal to import nicotine - trade:
Yes
A
Legal to sell device:
Yes
A
Legal to sell nicotine:
Yes
A
Legal to purchase without prescription:
Yes
A
healing
A
Ukraine Details | Tobacco Control Laws. https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/country/ukraine/summary.

Regulations and restrictions

Child and tamperproof containers required:
No
A
Health warning on packaging required:
No
A
Minimum age restrictions on sales:
Yes
Unknown age
A
Restrictions on flavour range:
No
A
Restrictions on nicotine content:
No
A
Legal restrictions on use in public places:
Yes
A
Restrictions on tank size:
No
A
A
Ukraine Details | Tobacco Control Laws. https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/country/ukraine/summary.

Snus in Ukraine

There are no comments specific to snus in Ukraine in the database.

Regulation

Regulatory status:
Allowed
A
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A
Information obtained from industry source (2014 data)

Availability

Legal to use product:
Yes

Heated Tobacco Products in Ukraine

There are no comments specific to heated tobacco products in Ukraine in the database.

Availability

Products are marketed:
Yes
1
A
healing
A
1. Philip Morris International website. Available at: https://www.pmi.com/smoke-free-products/iqos-our-tobacco-heating-system; 2. BAT Harm Reduction Report 2018. Available at: https://www.bat.com/group/sites/uk__9d9kcy.nsf/vwPagesWebLive/DO9DCL3P
1
1. IQOS; 2. glo

Nicotine Replacement Therapy in Ukraine

There are no comments specific to nicotine replacement therapy in Ukraine in the database.

Product promotion

Market size:
0.20 million €
A
Market size per smoker:
A
Consumer Health: Euromonitor from trade sources/national statistics. Date Exported: 8/9/2019. (c) Euromonitor International 2019

Availability

Legal to purchase without prescription:
Yes
A
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Products are marketed:
Yes
A
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Place available:
Pharmacy
A
A
WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2019. https://www.who.int/tobacco/global_report/en/ (2019).