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 Indonesia 71.40 2020
2 Myanmar 68.50 2020
3 Timor-Leste 67.60 2020
4 Jordan 56.80 2020
5 Georgia 56.30 2020
6 Kiribati 53.90 2020
7 Solomon Islands 53.80 2020
8 Papua New Guinea 53.50 2020
9 Lao PDR 53.30 2020
10 Bangladesh 52.20 2020
11 Mongolia 51.70 2020
11 Moldova 51.70 2020
13 Latvia 50.30 2020
14 Tuvalu 49.80 2020
15 Armenia 49.40 2020
15 China 49.40 2020
17 Egypt 48.10 2020
18 Kyrgyz Republic 48.00 2020
19 Nepal 47.90 2020
19 Azerbaijan 47.90 2020
21 Nauru 47.80 2020
22 Lebanon 47.50 2020
23 Belarus 47.40 2020
23 Vietnam 47.40 2020
25 Tunisia 47.20 2020
26 Cyprus 47.00 2020
27 Tonga 46.70 2020
28 Malaysia 43.80 2020
29 Lesotho 43.10 2020
30 Madagascar 42.70 2020
31 Lithuania 42.10 2020
31 Turkey 42.10 2020
33 Bosnia and Herzegovina 42.00 2020
34 Sri Lanka 41.40 2020
35 India 41.30 2020
35 Algeria 41.30 2020
35 Thailand 41.30 2020
38 Bulgaria 40.90 2020
39 Russia 40.80 2020
40 Serbia 40.50 2020
41 Ukraine 40.00 2020
42 Kazakhstan 39.60 2020
43 Afghanistan 39.40 2020
44 Philippines 39.30 2020
45 Albania 38.80 2020
46 Croatia 37.60 2020
47 Slovak Republic 37.40 2020
48 Mauritius 37.30 2020
49 Greece 36.50 2020
50 Estonia 36.30 2020
51 Cambodia 36.10 2020
51 Samoa 36.10 2020
53 Romania 35.90 2020
54 Hungary 35.80 2020
55 Korea 35.70 2020
56 Fiji 35.60 2020
57 Andorra 35.30 2020
58 Iraq 35.10 2020
59 Czech Republic 35.00 2020
60 France 34.90 2020
61 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 34.80 2020
62 Seychelles 34.00 2020
62 Uzbekistan 34.00 2020
62 South Africa 34.00 2020
65 Kuwait 33.50 2020
66 Pakistan 33.00 2020
66 Vanuatu 33.00 2020
68 Yemen 32.50 2020
69 Montenegro 31.60 2020
69 Chile 31.60 2020
71 Portugal 30.50 2020
72 Botswana 30.40 2020
73 Japan 30.10 2020
74 Brunei 30.00 2020
75 Sweden 29.80 2020
76 Comoros 29.50 2020
77 Argentina 29.40 2020
78 Israel 28.90 2020
79 Spain 28.60 2020
80 United States 28.40 2020
81 Morocco 28.20 2020
82 Switzerland 28.10 2020
83 Singapore 28.00 2020
84 Poland 27.90 2020
85 Austria 27.70 2020
86 Palau 27.30 2020
87 Finland 26.90 2020
88 Congo 26.80 2020
89 Italy 26.60 2020
90 Saudi Arabia 26.50 2020
91 Malta 26.40 2020
92 Belgium 25.80 2020
93 Cuba 25.50 2020
94 Bahrain 25.30 2020
95 Zambia 25.10 2020
96 Netherlands 24.40 2020
96 Slovenia 24.40 2020
96 Uruguay 24.40 2020
99 Namibia 24.20 2020
100 Germany 24.10 2020
100 Iran 24.10 2020
102 Mozambique 23.00 2020
103 Dem. Rep. Congo 22.70 2020
104 Ireland 22.50 2020
105 Luxembourg 22.40 2020
106 Burkina Faso 22.10 2020
107 Zimbabwe 21.80 2020
108 Guyana 21.70 2020
108 Qatar 21.70 2020
110 The Gambia 21.40 2020
111 Bolivia 20.50 2020
111 Sierra Leone 20.50 2020
113 Rwanda 20.10 2020
113 Guatemala 20.10 2020
115 Mexico 19.90 2020
116 Kenya 19.50 2020
117 Mauritania 19.30 2020
118 The Bahamas 18.80 2020
119 Paraguay 18.60 2020
120 Ecuador 18.40 2020
121 Côte d'Ivoire 17.90 2020
122 Denmark 17.80 2020
123 Malawi 17.50 2020
124 Burundi 17.40 2020
125 United Kingdom 17.30 2020
125 Cabo Verde 17.30 2020
127 Guinea-Bissau 17.00 2020
127 Norway 17.00 2020
129 Eswatini 16.50 2020
130 Brazil 16.20 2020
131 Australia 15.60 2020
131 Mali 15.60 2020
133 Oman 15.50 2020
134 Canada 15.30 2020
135 Belize 15.10 2020
136 Barbados 15.00 2020
136 Jamaica 15.00 2020
136 New Zealand 15.00 2020
139 Eritrea 14.70 2020
140 Dominican Republic 14.60 2020
141 Liberia 14.30 2020
142 El Salvador 14.10 2020
143 Tanzania 14.00 2020
144 Chad 13.80 2020
145 Niger 13.70 2020
146 Peru 13.20 2020
146 Cameroon 13.20 2020
148 Senegal 13.10 2020
149 Uganda 13.00 2020
150 Costa Rica 12.90 2020
151 Colombia 12.40 2020
152 Togo 12.30 2020
153 Haiti 12.20 2020
154 Iceland 11.90 2020
155 Benin 11.80 2020
156 Turkmenistan 10.60 2020
157 São Tomé and Principe 10.10 2020
158 Ethiopia 8.80 2020
159 Panama 7.70 2020
160 Nigeria 6.90 2020
161 Ghana 6.60 2020

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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