List of countries by cigarette consumption per capita

This is a list of countries by annual per capita consumption of tobacco cigarettes.

Number of cigarettes smoked per person per year.

Cigarettes are smoked by over 1 billion people, which is nearly 20% of the world's 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 the world's most populated country, and is also the leading country in the cigarette industry. In 2014, China produced and consumed more than 30% of the cigarettes in the world. There is a strong relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and smoking behaviors. According to research, developing countries have the highest rate of tobacco use. “China was found to be one of the countries with the highest male-to-female ratio of smoking prevalence”: 74% of males and 8% of females were smokers.[2] Over half of adult males in Indonesia are smokers (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 dropped by half from 1965 to 2006, from 42% to 20.8% of adults,[4] with further significant decline to 14% by 2018.[5] There are large regional differences in smoking 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]

The list is biased for some of the countries with the highest consumption, such as Andorra, Luxembourg and Belgium. These countries are known to sell cigarettes at lower prices than their neighbours, and as such attract foreign buyers. Andorra, for instance, is known for its duty-free shops where Europeans can find alcohol, cigarettes, electronics and clothes which can be up to 20 percent cheaper than in the neighbouring countries.[9]

2016 rankingsEdit

Cigarette consumption per year per person aged ≥ 15, 2016[10]
Rank Country Cigarettes
1   Andorra 6,398.3
2   Luxembourg 6,330.9
3   Belarus 2,911.3
4   North Macedonia 2,784.9
5   Albania 2,491.6
6   Belgium 2,440.9
7   Czech Republic 2,427.9
8   Jordan 2,306.1
9   Russia 2,295.0
10   Syria 2,291.7
11   Slovenia 2,236.5
12   Greece 2,078.6
13   Hungary 2,060.3
14   China 2,043.0
15   Lebanon 2,037.5
16   Armenia 1,985.7
17   Mongolia 1,982.5
18   Cyprus 1,961.4
19   Austria 1,927.0
20   Georgia 1,917.7
21   Serbia 1,898.6
22   Ukraine 1,849.4
23   Kazakhstan 1,800.9
24   Turkey 1,770.7
25   Bosnia and Herzegovina 1,767.2
26   Estonia 1,759.9
27   Bulgaria 1,757.3
28   Moldova 1,747.2
29   Papua New Guinea 1,689.3
30   Indonesia 1,675.5
31   South Korea 1,667.4
32   Germany 1,599.5
33   Japan 1,583.2
34   Tunisia 1,580.0
35   Croatia 1,578.9
36   Malta 1,527.9
37   Azerbaijan 1,525.6
38   Slovakia 1,500.9
39   Spain 1,499.0
40   Italy 1,493.3
41    Switzerland 1,489.8
42   Samoa 1,470.6
43   Netherlands 1,459.9
44   Egypt 1,449.4
45   Solomon Islands 1,419.1
46   Kuwait 1,412.7
47   Kiribati 1,396.0
48   Poland 1,363.1
49   Saudi Arabia 1,341.0
50   Denmark 1,298.0
51   Lithuania 1,292.0
52   Israel 1,280.7
53   Romania 1,204.3
54   Latvia 1,189.1
55   Iraq 1,184.4
56   Argentina 1,176.1
57   Portugal 1,133.4
58   Philippines 1,132.2
59   Bahrain 1,101.5
60   Montenegro 1,100.8
61   Finland 1098.8
62   France 1089.9
63   Vanuatu 1069.2
64   Vietnam 1,049.6
65   Algeria 1,046.7
66   Canada 1,021.3
67   Qatar 1,020.3
68   United States 1,016.6
69   North Korea 993.3
70   Tonga 986.9
71   Ireland 976.5
72   Turkmenistan 962.1
73   Iran 936.5
74   Australia 917.0
75   Uruguay 899.4
76   Singapore 851.2
77   Iceland 848.1
78   Thailand 837.4
79   United Kingdom 827.7
80   Laos 814.6
81   Djibouti 785.5
82   Chile 769.3
83   UAE 748.5
84   Bangladesh 744.1
85   Cambodia 726.2
86   Sweden 716.2
87   New Zealand 685.1
88   Trinidad and Tobago 682.5
89   Morocco 682.3
90   Comoros 585.4
91   Maldives 560.9
92   St. Lucia 553.9
93   Norway 552.8
94   Seychelles 543.6
95   Mauritius 542.5
96   Kyrgyzstan 519.6
97   Suriname 511.7
98     Nepal 511.6
99   South Africa 509.6
100   Mozambique 501.9
101   Uzbekistan 495.9
102   Fiji 491.1
103   Honduras 469.8
104   Sierra Leone 468.6
105   Gabon 451.2
106   Lesotho 448.0
107   Malaysia 441.2
108   Bahamas 438.6
109   Botswana 433.5
110   Yemen 423.8
111   Costa Rica 411.4
112   Burkina Faso 408.1
113   Madagascar 404.2
114   Cape Verde 397.1
115   Venezuela 396.2
116   Paraguay 384.5
117   South Sudan 383.7
118   Pakistan 363.2
119   Tajikistan 361.1
120   Senegal 359.4
121   Guyana 359.1
122   Ivory Coast 352.7
123   Colombia 351.4
124   Angola 340.2
125   Sudan 339.9
126   Brazil 333.5
127   Equatorial Guinea 328.2
128   Nicaragua 327.8
129   Libya 327.2
130   Mexico 327.1
131   Mali 316.9
132   Guinea 316.0
133   Jamaica 312.5
134   Afghanistan 311.6
135   Namibia 298.4
136   Bolivia 291.6
137   Chad 279.3
138   Barbados 277.5
139   Oman 271.1
140   Kenya 264.4
141   St. Vincent and the Grenadines 259.6
142   Sri Lanka 254.6
143   Gambia 249.1
144   Malawi 241.1
145   Burundi 239.4
146   Cuba 233.5
147   Myanmar 226.5
148   Panama 219.3
149   Dominican Republic 218.9
150   Central African Republic 213.2
151   El Salvador 206.7
152   Benin 204.0
153   Somalia 198.5
154   Uganda 195.7
155   Congo 195.2
156   Tanzania 181.8
157   Cameroon 171.0
158   Belize 168.6
159   Nigeria 162.5
160   Grenada 158.2
161   Liberia 154.4
162   Dominica 147.4
163   Togo 147.3
164   Zambia 145.4
165   Haiti 143.0
166   Eritrea 132.3
167   Democratic Republic of Congo 128.0
168   Zimbabwe 122.9
169   Niger 118.8
170   Ethiopia 115.3
171   Guatemala 111.8
172   Peru 97.7
173   Rwanda 94.0
174   Ecuador 93.5
175   Swaziland 91.7
176   India 89.3
177   Antigua and Barbuda 89.2
178   Ghana 40.5
179   Mauritania 30.3
180   Guinea-Bissau 25.3
181   Brunei 9.7

The worldwide average is 1,083 cigarettes per year per person above age 14.[10]

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. ^ "Cigarette Smoking Amongst Adults – United States, 2006". Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 56 (44): 1157–1161. November 9, 2007.
  5. ^ "Current Cigarette Smoking Amongst Adults in the United States". Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  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. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 56 (38): 993–996. September 28, 2007.
  7. ^ "National Health Survey: First Results, 2014-15". Australian Bureau of Statistics.
  8. ^ "Smoking | Profiles of Health, Australia, 2011-13". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 7 June 2013.
  9. ^ "Andorra vows to kick habit of cigarette advertising". France 24. 12 July 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Consumption". Tobacco Atlas. Retrieved 27 April 2018.

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