Smoking prevalence, males (% of adults) - Country Ranking

Definition: Prevalence of smoking, male is the percentage of men ages 15 and over who currently smoke any tobacco product on a daily or non-daily basis. It excludes smokeless tobacco use. The rates are age-standardized.

Source: World Health Organization, Global Health Observatory Data Repository (http://apps.who.int/ghodata/).

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Timor-Leste 78.10 2016
2 Indonesia 76.10 2016
3 Tunisia 65.80 2016
4 Kiribati 58.90 2016
5 Russia 58.30 2016
6 Georgia 55.50 2016
7 Lesotho 53.90 2016
8 Cuba 53.30 2016
9 Cyprus 52.70 2016
10 Congo 52.30 2016
11 Armenia 52.10 2016
12 Greece 52.00 2016
13 Lao PDR 51.20 2016
13 Albania 51.20 2016
15 Latvia 51.00 2016
16 Kyrgyz Republic 50.50 2016
17 Egypt 50.10 2016
18 Papua New Guinea 48.80 2016
19 China 48.40 2016
20 Montenegro 47.90 2016
21 Bosnia and Herzegovina 47.70 2016
22 Ukraine 47.40 2016
23 Morocco 47.10 2016
24 Mongolia 46.50 2016
25 Belarus 46.10 2016
26 Vietnam 45.90 2016
27 Bangladesh 44.70 2016
28 Moldova 44.60 2016
29 Bulgaria 44.40 2016
29 Tonga 44.40 2016
31 Kazakhstan 43.10 2016
32 Suriname 42.90 2016
33 Azerbaijan 42.50 2016
34 Malaysia 42.40 2016
35 Chile 41.50 2016
36 Sierra Leone 41.30 2016
37 Turkey 41.10 2016
38 Korea 40.90 2016
39 Philippines 40.80 2016
40 Lebanon 40.70 2016
40 Mauritius 40.70 2016
42 Serbia 40.20 2016
43 Croatia 39.90 2016
44 Estonia 39.30 2016
45 Thailand 38.80 2016
46 Czech Republic 38.30 2016
47 Samoa 38.10 2016
48 Lithuania 38.00 2016
49 Nepal 37.80 2016
49 Andorra 37.80 2016
51 Slovak Republic 37.70 2016
52 Bahrain 37.60 2016
53 United Arab Emirates 37.40 2016
54 Romania 37.10 2016
55 Kuwait 37.00 2016
56 Nauru 36.90 2016
57 Pakistan 36.70 2016
58 Seychelles 35.70 2016
59 France 35.60 2016
60 Israel 35.40 2016
61 Myanmar 35.20 2016
62 Fiji 34.80 2016
62 Hungary 34.80 2016
64 Vanuatu 34.50 2016
65 Botswana 34.40 2016
66 Namibia 34.20 2016
67 Cambodia 33.70 2016
67 Japan 33.70 2016
69 South Africa 33.20 2016
70 Poland 33.10 2016
70 Germany 33.10 2016
72 Belgium 31.40 2016
72 Spain 31.40 2016
74 The Gambia 31.20 2016
75 Brunei 30.90 2016
75 Austria 30.90 2016
77 Zimbabwe 30.70 2016
78 Algeria 30.40 2016
79 Malta 30.20 2016
80 Portugal 30.00 2016
81 Yemen 29.20 2016
82 Mozambique 29.10 2016
83 Switzerland 28.90 2016
84 Jamaica 28.60 2016
85 Singapore 28.30 2016
86 Italy 27.80 2016
87 Argentina 27.70 2016
88 Netherlands 27.30 2016
89 Sri Lanka 27.00 2016
90 Qatar 26.90 2016
91 Tanzania 26.70 2016
92 Luxembourg 26.00 2016
93 Ireland 25.70 2016
94 Saudi Arabia 25.40 2016
95 Slovenia 25.00 2016
96 Zambia 24.70 2016
96 United Kingdom 24.70 2016
96 Malawi 24.70 2016
96 Uzbekistan 24.70 2016
100 United States 24.60 2016
101 Djibouti 24.50 2016
102 Burkina Faso 23.90 2016
103 Comoros 23.60 2016
104 Haiti 23.10 2016
105 Mali 23.00 2016
106 Palau 22.70 2016
107 Finland 22.60 2016
108 Paraguay 21.60 2016
109 Mexico 21.40 2016
110 Iran 21.10 2016
111 Rwanda 21.00 2016
112 Norway 20.70 2016
113 India 20.60 2016
114 The Bahamas 20.40 2016
114 Kenya 20.40 2016
116 Uruguay 19.90 2016
117 Dominican Republic 19.10 2016
118 Sweden 18.90 2016
119 Denmark 18.80 2016
119 El Salvador 18.80 2016
121 Liberia 18.10 2016
122 Brazil 17.90 2016
123 Costa Rica 17.40 2016
124 New Zealand 17.20 2016
125 Uganda 16.70 2016
126 Senegal 16.60 2016
126 Canada 16.60 2016
128 Eswatini 16.50 2016
128 Australia 16.50 2016
128 Cabo Verde 16.50 2016
131 Oman 15.60 2016
132 Niger 15.40 2016
133 Iceland 15.20 2016
134 Barbados 14.50 2016
135 Togo 14.20 2016
136 Colombia 13.50 2016
137 Benin 12.30 2016
137 Ecuador 12.30 2016
139 Eritrea 11.40 2016
140 Nigeria 10.80 2016
141 Panama 9.90 2016
142 Ethiopia 8.50 2016
143 Ghana 7.70 2016

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Statistical Concept and Methodology: The limited availability of data on health status is a major constraint in assessing the health situation in developing countries. Surveillance data are lacking for many major public health concerns. Estimates of prevalence and incidence are available for some diseases but are often unreliable and incomplete. National health authorities differ widely in capacity and willingness to collect or report information. To compensate for this and improve reliability and international comparability, the World Health Organization (WHO) prepares estimates in accordance with epidemiological models and statistical standards. Smoking is the most common form of tobacco use and the prevalence of smoking is therefore a good measure of the tobacco epidemic. (Corrao MA, Guindon GE, Sharma N, Shokoohi DF (eds). Tobacco Control Country Profiles, 2000, American Cancer Society, Atlanta.) Tobacco use causes heart and other vascular diseases and cancers of the lung and other organs. Given the long delay between starting to smoke and the onset of disease, the health impact of smoking will increase rapidly only in the next few decades. The data presented are age-standardized rates for adults ages 15 and older from the WHO.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual