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New Zealand

New Zealand Smoking Stats

Definitions

  • Cigarettes per adult per year: This list compares the average annual consumption of cigarettes per adult in countries around the world. Ten european countries top the list, all located at the East of the continent, with the exception of Greece. Developed asian countries like China, South Korea and Japan also register high cigarette consumption, while Africa hosts the countries with less consumption.
  • Pack of 20 cigarettes price: This stat compares the price of a standard pack of 20 cigarrettes, expressed in euros. Prices were compiled from 2012 to 2014. The estimate cigarette consumption -measured in annual cigarettes per adult/year- in the country with the cheapest prices in this list (Indonesia) is roughly double of that in the country with the most expensive tobacco (Norway).
  • Pack of 20 cigarettes price (USD): This stat compares the price of a standard pack of 20 cigarrettes, expressed in USD. The estimate cigarette consumption - measured in annual cigarettes per adult/year - in the country with the cheapest prices in this list (Indonesia) is roughly double of that in the country with the most expensive tobacco (Norway).
  • Tobacco vending machine legal status: This stat shows the legal status of cigarette vending machines, i.e. where they can be located, their requirements of use and the minimal legal age to purchase from them. Several countries have banned these machines altogether, with examples including France and several eastern European countries, like Estonia, Georgia, Croatia, Poland, Latvia and Lithuania.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Cigarettes per adult per year 579 2014 84th out of 184
Pack of 20 cigarettes price €10.1 2014 3rd out of 10
Pack of 20 cigarettes price (USD) 13.13 2014 3rd out of 10
Tobacco vending machine legal status Sales prohibited to under 18s. Machines situated in bars and similar places only. From 10 December 2004, machines can only be operated by staff. 2008

Citation

"New Zealand Smoking Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/New-Zealand/Culture/Smoking