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Smoking in Luxembourg

The overall smoking prevalence in Luxembourg has been decreasing since 2006. 21.7% of the adult population in Luxembourg are current smokers, down from 26% in 2006. This means there are now approximately 110,300 smokers in the country. 23.6% of men smoke and for women the figure is 19.8%. The most recent data show there were 632 annual deaths attributable to tobacco smoking (approximately 224 women and 40 men). The annual percentage of all deaths attributable to tobacco smoking was 17.02% (women: 10.5%; and men: 20.6%). Nicotine vapes (e-cigarettes) are legal in Luxembourg and there are 16,700 vapers in the country, giving an adult vaping prevalence of 3.13%. Vaping devices can only be sold to those aged 18 and over and there are legal restrictions on their use in public places. Heated tobacco products are legal but they can be marketed, and the situation is quite complicated for snus. While it is illegal to import snus for trade or buy the product online, it is possible to import it for personal use. Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) can be marketed and it is available to buy in pharmacies. For further information and full references, click through to the detailed datasheets above.

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Luxembourg first in Europe to legalise growing and using cannabis

Adults in Luxembourg will be permitted to grow up to four cannabis plants in their homes or gardens under laws that will make it the first country in Europe to legalise production and consumption of the drug.

The announcement on Friday by Luxembourg’s government was said to deliver fundamental changes in the country’s approach to recreational cannabis use and cultivation in light of the failure of prohibition to deter use.

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Over 3 billion cigarettes were sold in Luxembourg in 2018, a 5.86% increase from the year prior. [...] According to the figures provided in Gramegna’s reply, the price for a packet of 20 smokes is €4.20 and did not change from 2017 to 2018, although it has increased from €3.20 in 2010. Nevertheless, there is a steep price differential between Luxembourg and its neighbouring countries, specifically France.