In terms of WHO’s MPOWER measures, Germany is considered to have ‘completed’ implementing targets for monitoring tobacco use, health warnings and mass media and performed ‘moderately’ on cessation programs, advertising bans and taxation.
However, in comparison with other European countries, cigarettes remain relatively inexpensive, making them easily accessible.
There are no restrictions on the sale of tobacco harm reduction products such as e-cigarettes aside from age restrictions (only for those aged 18 and above can use such products).
E-cigarettes and other vaping products are available across Germany.
TOBACCO PRODUCTION AND DIVERSIFICATION
Tobacco production comprises only a small fraction of agriculture in Germany, with only 0.01% of its agricultural land devoted to tobacco cultivation. In 2017, Germany produced 6,218 tons of tobacco, compared to its peak of 11,625 tons in 2003.