Smoking prevalence, total (ages 15+) - Country Ranking

Definition: Prevalence of smoking is the percentage of men and women 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 Kiribati 47.00 2016
2 Montenegro 45.90 2016
3 Greece 43.40 2016
4 Timor-Leste 42.60 2016
5 Nauru 40.00 2016
6 Indonesia 39.40 2016
7 Russia 39.30 2016
8 Serbia 38.90 2016
8 Bosnia and Herzegovina 38.90 2016
10 Chile 37.80 2016
11 Bulgaria 37.00 2016
11 Latvia 37.00 2016
11 Croatia 37.00 2016
14 Cyprus 36.40 2016
15 Papua New Guinea 36.30 2016
16 Cuba 35.20 2016
17 Czech Republic 34.30 2016
18 Lebanon 33.80 2016
19 Andorra 33.50 2016
20 France 32.70 2016
20 Tunisia 32.70 2016
22 Estonia 31.30 2016
23 Germany 30.60 2016
23 Hungary 30.60 2016
25 Slovak Republic 30.10 2016
26 Romania 29.70 2016
27 Austria 29.60 2016
28 Spain 29.30 2016
29 Lao PDR 28.90 2016
29 Ukraine 28.90 2016
29 United Arab Emirates 28.90 2016
32 Lithuania 28.80 2016
32 Georgia 28.80 2016
34 Albania 28.70 2016
35 Belgium 28.20 2016
36 Poland 28.00 2016
37 Tonga 27.90 2016
38 Samoa 27.70 2016
39 Turkey 27.20 2016
40 Congo 26.90 2016
41 Belarus 26.70 2016
41 Lesotho 26.70 2016
43 Kyrgyz Republic 26.50 2016
44 Bahrain 26.40 2016
45 Netherlands 25.80 2016
46 Switzerland 25.70 2016
47 Mongolia 25.60 2016
47 China 25.60 2016
49 Malta 25.50 2016
50 Israel 25.20 2016
50 Egypt 25.20 2016
52 Suriname 25.00 2016
53 Sierra Leone 24.80 2016
54 Philippines 24.30 2016
54 Ireland 24.30 2016
56 Moldova 24.20 2016
57 Armenia 24.10 2016
58 Kazakhstan 24.00 2016
59 Italy 23.70 2016
60 Luxembourg 23.50 2016
61 Morocco 23.40 2016
62 Korea 23.30 2016
63 Bangladesh 23.00 2016
64 Vietnam 22.80 2016
64 Nepal 22.80 2016
66 Portugal 22.70 2016
67 Fiji 22.60 2016
68 Slovenia 22.50 2016
68 Kuwait 22.50 2016
70 United Kingdom 22.30 2016
71 Japan 22.10 2016
72 United States 21.80 2016
72 Argentina 21.80 2016
74 Mauritius 21.60 2016
75 Malaysia 21.50 2016
75 Seychelles 21.50 2016
77 Namibia 21.40 2016
78 Azerbaijan 20.80 2016
79 Qatar 20.60 2016
80 Finland 20.40 2016
81 South Africa 20.30 2016
81 Myanmar 20.30 2016
83 Norway 20.20 2016
84 Pakistan 20.10 2016
85 Botswana 20.00 2016
86 Thailand 19.90 2016
87 Denmark 19.10 2016
88 Sweden 18.80 2016
89 Vanuatu 18.60 2016
90 Yemen 18.40 2016
91 Cambodia 17.20 2016
92 Brunei 16.90 2016
93 Jamaica 16.80 2016
93 Uruguay 16.80 2016
95 Mozambique 16.60 2016
96 Singapore 16.50 2016
97 New Zealand 16.00 2016
98 Zimbabwe 15.80 2016
99 Algeria 15.60 2016
99 Palau 15.60 2016
99 Saudi Arabia 15.60 2016
102 The Gambia 15.50 2016
103 Tanzania 14.80 2016
104 Australia 14.70 2016
104 Iceland 14.70 2016
106 Malawi 14.50 2016
107 Canada 14.30 2016
108 Mexico 14.00 2016
108 Comoros 14.00 2016
110 Brazil 13.90 2016
111 Zambia 13.80 2016
112 Dominican Republic 13.70 2016
113 Paraguay 13.40 2016
114 Djibouti 13.10 2016
115 Sri Lanka 13.00 2016
116 Haiti 12.70 2016
117 Uzbekistan 12.60 2016
118 Burkina Faso 12.50 2016
119 Rwanda 12.30 2016
119 Mali 12.30 2016
121 Costa Rica 11.90 2016
122 India 11.50 2016
122 The Bahamas 11.50 2016
124 Oman 11.10 2016
125 Iran 11.00 2016
126 Kenya 10.70 2016
127 Uganda 10.00 2016
128 El Salvador 9.90 2016
129 Liberia 9.80 2016
130 Cabo Verde 9.10 2016
131 Eswatini 9.00 2016
131 Colombia 9.00 2016
133 Senegal 8.20 2016
134 Barbados 7.80 2016
135 Niger 7.70 2016
136 Togo 7.40 2016
137 Ecuador 7.10 2016
138 Benin 6.40 2016
139 Panama 6.10 2016
140 Nigeria 5.80 2016
141 Eritrea 5.70 2016
142 Peru 4.80 2016
143 Ethiopia 4.40 2016
144 Ghana 3.90 2016
145 Honduras 2.00 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