Smoking in the Netherlands: Key statistics for 2021

Statistics on smoking, smoking cessation, and the use of e-cigarettes in the Netherlands

In 2021, 20.6% of adults in the Netherlands smoked, and 1.4% of adults used an e-cigarette regularly. About 1 out of 3 smokers reported having recently made a serious quit attempt in 2021.

This bulletin outlines key statistics on smoking, smoking cessation, tobacco smoke exposure, and electronic cigarette use among adults in the Netherlands in 2021. It is an English translation of the Dutch-language version.

All statistics are derived from the Health Survey database, which is part of the Lifestyle Monitor.

These statistics were calculated in collaboration with Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). Please contact Jeroen Bommelé ( if you have any questions regarding this bulletin.


Auteur J. Bommelé, B. Hipple Walters, M. Willemsen


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