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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]China is one of the world largest country, which also is the leading country in the cigarette industry. In 2014, China produced and consumed more than 30% of cigarettes total in the world. There is a strong relationship between SES and smoking behaviors. According to the research, developing countries having the most tobacco use. In other words, the higher the level of SES the more smokers. “China was found to be one of the countries with the highest male-to-female ratio of smoking prevalence,” which 74% of males and 8% of females were smokers[2]. 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.[3]

Smoking rates in the United States have dropped by half from 1965 to 2006 falling from 42% to 20.8% of adults,[4] with further significant decline to 18% by 2012.[5] 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.[6]

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.[7] 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.[8] Smoking rates in rural areas tend to be higher than in city areas.[citation needed]

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2016 rankingsEdit

Rank Country Cigarette consumption per year per person[9]
1   Andorra 6398.3
2   Luxemburg 6330.9
3   Belarus 2911.3
4   Hong Kong 2910.9[citation needed]
5   Macedonia 2784.9
6   Albania 2491.6
7   Belgium 2440.9
8   Czech Republic 2427.9
9   Jordan 2306.1
10   Russia 2295.0
11   Syria 2291.7
12   Slovenia 2236.5
13   Greece 2078.6
14   Hungary 2060.3
15   China 2043.0
16   Lebanon 2037.5
17   Armenia 1985.7
18   Mongolia 1982.5
19   Cyprus 1961.4
20   Austria 1927.0
21   Georgia 1917.7
22   Serbia 1898.6
23   Ukraine 1849.4
24   Kazakhstan 1800.9
25   Turkey 1770.7
26   Bosnia and Herzegovina 1767.2
27   Estonia 1759.9
28   Bulgaria 1757.3
29   Moldova 1747.2
30   Papua New Guinea 1689.3
31   Indonesia 1675.5
32   South Korea 1667.4
33   Germany 1599.5
34   Japan 1583.2
35   Tunisia 1580.0
36   Croatia 1578.9
37   Malta 1527.9
38   Azerbaijan 1525.6
39   Slovakia 1500.9
40   Spain 1499.0
41   Italy 1493.3
42    Switzerland 1489.8
43   Samoa 1470.6
44   Netherlands 1459.9
45   Egypt 1449.4
46   Solomon Islands 1419.1
47   Kuwait 1412.7
48   Kiribati 1396.0
49   Poland 1363.1
50   Saudi Arabia 1341.0
51   Denmark 1298.0
52   Lithuania 1292.0
53   Israel 1280.7
54   Romania 1204.3
55   Latvia 1189.1
56   Iraq 1184.4
57   Argentina 1176.1
58   Portugal 1133.4
59   Philippines 1132.2
60   Bahrain 1101.5
61   Montenegro 1100.8
62   Finland 1098.8
63   France 1089.9
64   Vanuatu 1069.2
65   Vietnam 1049.6
66   Algeria 1046.7
67   Canada 1021.3
68   Qatar 1020.3
69   United States 1016.6
70   North Korea 993.3
71   Tonga 986.9
72   Ireland 976.5
73   Turkmenistan 962.1
74   Iran 936.5
75   Australia 917.0
76   Uruguay 899.4
77   Singapore 851.2
78   Iceland 848.1
79   Thailand 837.4
80   United Kingdom 827.7
81   Laos 814.6
82   Djibouti 785.5
83   Chile 769.3
84   UAE 748.5
85   Bangladesh 744.1
86   Cambodia 726.2
87   Sweden 716.2
88   New Zealand 685.1
89   Trinidad and Tobago 682.5
90   Morocco 682.3
91   Comoros 585.4
92   Maldives 560.9
93   St. Lucia 553.9
94   Norway 552.8
95   Seychelles 543.6
96   Mauritius 542.5
97   Kyrgyzstan 519.6
98   Suriname 511.7
99     Nepal 511.6
100   South Africa 509.6
101   Mozambique 501.9
102   Uzbekistan 495.9
103   Fiji 491.1
104   Honduras 469.8
105   Sierra Leone 468.6
106   Gabon 451.2
107   Lesotho 448.0
108   Malaysia 441.2
109   Bahamas 438.6
110   Botswana 433.5
111   Yemen 423.8
112   Costa Rica 411.4
113   Burkina Faso 408.1
114   Madagascar 404.2
115   Cape Verde 397.1
116   Venezuela 396.2
117   Paraguay 384.5
118   South Sudan 383.7
119   Pakistan 363.2
120   Tajikistan 361.1
121   Senegal 359.4
122   Guyana 359.1
123   Ivory Coast 352.7
124   Colombia 351.4
125   Angola 340.2
126   Sudan 339.9
127   Brazil 333.5
128   Equatorial Guinea 328.2
129   Nicaragua 327.8
130   Libya 327.2
131   Mexico 327.1
132   Mali 316.9
133   Guinea 316.0
134   Jamaica 312.5
135   Afghanistan 311.6
136   Namibia 298.4
137   Bolivia 291.6
138   Chad 279.3
139   Barbados 277.5
140   Oman 271.1
141   Kenya 264.4
142   St. Vincent and the Grenadines 259.6
143   Sri Lanka 254.6
144   Gambia 249.1
145   Malawi 241.1
146   Burundi 239.4
147   Cuba 233.5
148   Myanmar 226.5
149   Panama 219.3
150   Dominican Republic 218.9
151   Central African Republic 213.2
152   El Salvador 206.7
153   Benin 204.0
154   Somalia 198.5
155   Uganda 195.7
156   Congo 195.2
157   Tanzania 181.8
158   Cameroon 171.0
159   Belize 168.6
160   Nigeria 162.5
161   Grenada 158.2
162   Liberia 154.4
163   Dominica 147.4
164   Togo 147.3
165   Zambia 145.4
166   Haiti 143.0
167   Eritrea 132.3
168   Democratic Republic of Congo 128.0
169   Zimbabwe 122.9
170   Niger 118.8
171   Ethiopia 115.3
172   Guatemala 111.8
173   Peru 97.7
174   Rwanda 94.0
175   Ecuador 93.5
176   Swaziland 91.7
177   India 89.3
178   Antigua and Barbuda 89.2
179   Ghana 40.5
180   Mauritania 30.3
181   Guinea-Bissau 25.3
182   Brunei 9.7

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ WCR, pp. 82–83.
  2. ^ Wang, Qing. "Income, occupation and education: Are they related to smoking behaviors in China?". Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  3. ^ WCR, pp. 82–86
  4. ^ https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5644a2.htm#fig
  5. ^ 2012 Surgeon General's Report—Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults
  6. ^ 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
  7. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics [1] National Health Survey: First Results, 2014-15
  8. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics Smoking Profiles of Health, Australia, 2011-13, 07/06/2013
  9. ^ "Consumption | Tobacco Atlas". Tobacco Atlas. Retrieved 27 April 2018.

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