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Regulations & detection

The world as a whole is fighting tobacco smoking. How are things going with this in Yerevan?

Anyone over the age of 18 can buy cigarettes in the territory of the Republic of Armenia. Ordinary cigarettes and their substitutes, e.g. e-cigarettes, are available in grocery stores.

The use of tobacco products and their substitutes is prohibited in public food establishments, including open-air (canteens, restaurants, cafes, bars, cafeterias, other culinary products). Violation of the restriction causes a fine: 150 000 - 200 000 AMD for an official, 50 000 AMD - for an individual.

Additional information:

  • Smoking is allowed at the airport in Yerevan only outside the terminals or in special areas. One smoking area is located in the business lounge.
  • While staying at the hotel, we recommend that you learn the smoking rules at the hotel administration.
  • Tobacco production is quite developed in Armenia. And the inhabitants mostly use locally produced cigarettes.
  • Free import of 200 cigarettes is allowed.