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List of countries by cigarette consumption per capita

This is a list of countries by annual per capita consumption of tobacco cigarettes. Cigarettes are smoked by over 1 billion people, which is nearly 20% of the world population in 2014. About 800 million of these smokers are men. While smoking rates have leveled off or declined in developed nations, especially among men, in developing nations tobacco consumption continues to rise. More than 80% of all smokers now live in countries with low or middle incomes, and 60% in just 10 countries, a list headed by China.[1] Smokers are over half of adult males in Indonesia (57%, but mostly kretek, a local form of cigarette) and China (53% estimated), and nearly half in Bangladesh, though for women the figure is much lower.[2]

Smoking rates in the United States have dropped by half from 1965 to 2006 falling from 42% to 20.8% of adults,[3] with further significant decline to 18% by 2012.[4] There are large regional differences in smoking rates, with Kentucky, West Virginia, Oklahoma and Mississippi topping the list, and Idaho, California and Utah at significantly lower rates.[5]

In Australia the incidence of smoking is in decline, with figures from 2014–15 showing 14.7% of the population (over 18) to be daily smokers, a decline from 22.3% in 2001.[6] Young adults are the most likely age group to smoke, with a marked decline in smoking rates with increasing age. The prevalence of smoking is strongly associated with socioeconomic disadvantage [low earners], with over double the rate in the most disadvantaged quintile of the population as compared to the least.[7] Smoking rates in rural areas tend to be higher than in city areas.[citation needed]

2016 rankingsEdit

Country Cigarette consumption per year per person[8]
  Andorra 6398.3
  Luxembourg 6330.9
  Belarus 2911.3
  Hong Kong 2910.9[citation needed]
  Macedonia 2784.9
  Albania 2491.6
  Belgium 2440.9
  Czech Republic 2427.9
  Jordan 2306.1
  Russia 2295.0
  Syria 2291.7
  Slovenia 2236.5
  Greece 2078.6
  Hungary 2060.3
  China 2043.0
  Lebanon 2037.5
  Armenia 1985.7
  Mongolia 1982.5
  Cyprus 1961.4
  Austria 1927.0
  Georgia 1917.7
  Serbia 1898.6
  Ukraine 1849.4
  Kazakhstan 1800.9
  Turkey 1770.7
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1767.2
  Estonia 1759.9
  Bulgaria 1757.3
  Moldova 1747.2
  Papua New Guinea 1689.3
  Indonesia 1675.5
  Korea 1667.4
  Germany 1599.5
  Japan 1583.2
  Tunisia 1580.0
  Croatia 1578.9
  Malta 1527.9
  Azerbaijan 1525.6
  Slovakia 1500.9
  Spain 1499.0
  Italy 1493.3
   Switzerland 1489.8
  Samoa 1470.6
  Netherlands 1459.9
  Egypt 1449.4
  Solomon Islands 1419.1
  Kuwait 1412.7
  Kiribati 1396.0
  Poland 1363.1
  Saudi Arabia 1341.0
  Denmark 1298.0
  Lithuania 1292.0
  Israel 1280.7
  Romania 1204.3
  Latvia 1189.1
  Iraq 1184.4
  Argentina 1176.1
  Portugal 1133.4
  Philippines 1132.2
  Bahrain 1101.5
  Montenegro 1100.8
  Finland 1098.8
  France 1089.9
  Vanuatu 1069.2
  Vietnam 1049.6
  Algeria 1046.7
  Canada 1021.3
  Qatar 1020.3
  United States 1016.6
  North Korea 993.3
  Tonga 986.9
  Ireland 976.5
  Turkmenistan 962.1
  Iran 936.5
  Australia 917.0
  Uruguay 899.4
  Singapore 851.2
  Iceland 848.1
  Thailand 837.4
  United Kingdom 827.7
  Laos 814.6
  Djibouti 785.5
  Chile 769.3
  UAE 748.5
  Bangladesh 744.1
  Cambodia 726.2
  Sweden 716.2
  New Zealand 685.1
  Trinidad and Tobago 682.5
  Morocco 682.3
  Comoros 585.4
  Maldives 560.9
  St. Lucia 553.9
  Norway 552.8
  Seychelles 543.6
  Mauritius 542.5
  Kyrgyzstan 519.6
  Suriname 511.7
    Nepal 511.6
  South Africa 509.6
  Mozambique 501.9
  Uzbekistan 495.9
  Fiji 491.1
  Honduras 469.8
  Sierra Leone 468.6
  Gabon 451.2
  Lesotho 448.0
  Malaysia 441.2
  Bahamas 438.6
  Botswana 433.5
  Yemen 423.8
  Costa Rica 411.4
  Burkina Faso 408.1
  Madagascar 404.2
  Cape Verde 397.1
  Venezuela 396.2
  Paraguay 384.5
  South Sudan 383.7
  Pakistan 363.2
  Tajikistan 361.1
  Senegal 359.4
  Guyana 359.1
  Ivory Coast 352.7
  Colombia 351.4
  Angola 340.2
  Sudan 339.9
  Brazil 333.5
  Equatorial Guinea 328.2
  Nicaragua 327.8
  Libya 327.2
  Mexico 327.1
  Mali 316.9
  Guinea 316.0
  Jamaica 312.5
  Afghanistan 311.6
  Namibia 298.4
  Bolivia 291.6
  Chad 279.3
  Barbados 277.5
  Oman 271.1
  Kenya 264.4
  St. Vincent and the Grenadines 259.6
  Sri Lanka 254.6
  Gambia 249.1
  Malawi 241.1
  Burundi 239.4
  Cuba 233.5
  Myanmar 226.5
  Panama 219.3
  Dominican Republic 218.9
  Central African Republic 213.2
  El Salvador 206.7
  Benin 204.0
  Somalia 198.5
  Uganda 195.7
  Congo 195.2
  Tanzania 181.8
  Cameroon 171.0
  Belize 168.6
  Nigeria 162.5
  Grenada 158.2
  Liberia 154.4
  Dominica 147.4
  Togo 147.3
  Zambia 145.4
  Haiti 143.0
  Eritrea 132.3
  Democratic Republic of Congo 128.0
  Zimbabwe 122.9
  Niger 118.8
  Ethiopia 115.3
  Guatemala 111.8
  Peru 97.7
  Rwanda 94.0
  Ecuador 93.5
  Swaziland 91.7
  India 89.3
  Antigua and Barbuda 89.2
  Ghana 40.5
  Mauritania 30.3
  Guinea-Bissau 25.3
  Brunei 9.7

The worldwide average is 1083 cigarettes per year per person above age 14 according to the same source.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "WCR"= World Cancer Report 2014. World Health Organization. 2014. Chapter 2.1. ISBN 92-832-0429-8.
  • ERC. (2007). World Cigarettes 1: The 2007 Report. ERC Statistics Intl PIc. Dead Link Population data is from Central Intelligence Agency. (2007). The World Factbook 2007. Washington: Government Printing Office.
  1. ^ WCR, pp. 82–83.
  2. ^ WCR, pp. 82–86
  3. ^ https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5644a2.htm#fig
  4. ^ 2012 Surgeon General's Report—Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults
  5. ^ State-Specific Prevalence of Cigarette Smoking Among Adults and Quitting Among Persons Aged 18–35 Years — United States, 2006, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, September 28, 2007, 56(38); 993–996, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  6. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics [1] National Health Survey: First Results, 2014-15
  7. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics Smoking Profiles of Health, Australia, 2011-13, 07/06/2013
  8. ^ "Consumption | Tobacco Atlas". Tobacco Atlas. Retrieved 27 April 2018.