According to the data released by the National Statistical Service (NSS) of Armenia, in January-February 2017 the tobacco production volumes decreased by 12.8% in Armenia to compare with the same period of 2016.

As NSS noted, in the same period of 2016, 3 million 550 thousand units of cigarettes were produced in Armenia, whereas in January-February of the current year the production volume amounted to 3 million 96.4 thousand units of cigarettes.

The tobacco production share in the general production sphere in Armenia has made up 16.5% due to the registered decrease.

To note, according to the statistics, more than half of men above 16 are smokers in Armenia, which is quite a high figure.