26.3% of Ukrainian Adults (age 18+) are current smokers.1
- 45.2% of Ukrainian men and 10.9% of women smoke tobacco products.
Among youth (ages 13-15):2
- 19.3% currently use any tobacco product (boys 22.6%; girls 15.7%).
- 16.6% currently smoke cigarettes (boys 18.7%; girls 14.4%).
- Ukrainians consumed over 82 billion cigarettes in 2014.3
Secondhand Smoke Exposure
- In 2015, 15% of adults reported being exposed to secondhand smoke in the workplace, and 32% reported exposure in restaurants.4
- In 2011, 57% of youth (age 13-15) in Ukraine reported exposure to secondhand smoke in public places and 22% reported exposure to secondhand smoke at home.2
- Over 63,000 Ukrainians die each year from smoking-related diseases.5
- In Ukraine, smoking is estimated to be the cause of 24% of all male deaths and of about 40% of male deaths from cancer.6
International tobacco companies dominate the market in Ukraine, holding 95% of the cigarette market share. In 2015, Philip Morris International led with 30% of market share, followed by Japan Tobacco (24%), Imperial Tobacco (22%) and British American Tobacco (19%).3
Ukraine ratified the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on June 6, 2006. The treaty went into effect on September 4, 2006.
Tobacco Control Policy Status
For a summary of smoke-free, advertising and promotion, packaging and labeling, and taxation and price measures, download the Ukraine Tobacco Control Policy Status fact sheet. For more information visit the Tobacco Control Laws website.
Updated: September 2016