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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.

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August 15, 2023 by

From Vaping to Warfare: How Ukraine Uses Disposable Vape Batteries Against Russia

In an unexpected turn of events, disposable vape batteries from Ukraine are being repurposed to aid in the war against Russia. These batteries are being used to power devices in the conflict, showcasing the adaptability and resourcefulness of the Ukrainian forces.

July 11, 2023 by

Flavored Vaping Ban in Ukraine Begins Tomorrow

ban on advertising e-cigarettes in Ukraine, including heated-tobacco products, goes into effect on July 11. Flavored electronic nicotine-delivery systems (ENDS) products are also banned.

The advertising rule applies to all types of media, including the Internet, social media, public transportation, and public events.

“The advertising, sales promotion and sponsorship of electronic cigarettes, liquids used in them, and devices for consumption of tobacco products without burning them (including IQOS and glo devices) will be prohibited from 11 July 2023,” according to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

September 30, 2020 by

Rada adopts at first reading bill banning sale of e-cigarettes to minors

The Verkhovna Rada adopted at first reading a government bill banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to persons under the age of 18, at the same level as traditional tobacco products.

Relevant bill No.3628 on amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine concerning strengthening the liability for offenses in selling electronic cigarettes and liquids used in electronic cigarettes to minor children was supported by 272 MPs at a meeting on Tuesday.