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Health > Tobacco > Total adult smokers: Countries Compared

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

Author: Ian Graham, Staff Editor

According to the World Health Organization (see: http://www.who.int/en/), tobacco is the second biggest cause of death in the world and is responsible for about 5 million deaths each year, or one of every 10 adult deaths. Smoking will kill 10 million people per year by 2020 if current smoking patterns continue. Half of the people who smoke today, about 650 million people, will eventually die from tobacco-related illness.

On February 27, 2005, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) came into force. Countries that signed the treaty are bound by its provisions, which include tobacco advertising bans, price and tax increases, and measures to protect against second-hand smoke. There are 168 signatories to the treaty.

Earlier in the month, Cuba, which is famous for its cigars, instituted new anti-smoking regulations which will ban smoking in many workplaces and the sale of cigarettes near schools.

DEFINITION: Total adults smoking.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Nauru 54% 2005
2 Guinea 51.7% 2005
3 Namibia 50% 2005
4 Kenya 49.4% 2005
5 Mongolia 46.7% 2005
6 Yemen 44.5% 2005
7 Turkey 44% 2005
8 Romania 43.5% 2005
9 Slovakia 42.6% 2005
10 Kiribati 42% 2005
11 Tuvalu 41% 2005
=12 Lebanon 40.5% 2005
=12 Venezuela 40.5% 2005
14 Argentina 40.4% 2005
15 Albania 39% 2005
16 Bangladesh 38.7% 2005
17 Nepal 38.5% 2005
18 Tonga 38.3% 2005
=19 Panama 38% 2005
=19 Greece 38% 2005
21 Kyrgyzstan 37.8% 2005
=22 Georgia 37.5% 2005
=22 Niue 37.5% 2005
24 Cuba 37.2% 2005
=25 Cambodia 37% 2005
=25 Benin 37% 2005
27 Bulgaria 36.5% 2005
28 Andorra 35.9% 2005
29 Cameroon 35.7% 2005
30 China 35.6% 2005
31 Hungary 35.5% 2005
32 Ukraine 35.3% 2005
33 Germany 35% 2005
=34 Mexico 34.8% 2005
=34 Tunisia 34.8% 2005
=36 France 34.5% 2005
=36 Uganda 34.5% 2005
=36 Poland 34.5% 2005
39 Brazil 33.8% 2005
=40 Switzerland 33.5% 2005
=40 Kazakhstan 33.5% 2005
=42 Lithuania 33.4% 2005
=42 Spain 33.4% 2005
44 Japan 33.1% 2005
=45 Netherlands 33% 2005
=45 Luxembourg 33% 2005
=45 Croatia 33% 2005
48 Burma 32.9% 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 32.79% 2005
49 Armenia 32.5% 2005
50 Philippines 32.4% 2005
51 Estonia 32% 2005
=52 Norway 31.5% 2005
=52 Ireland 31.5% 2005
=52 Ecuador 31.5% 2005
55 Djibouti 31.1% 2005
56 Latvia 31% 2005
European Union average (profile) 30.83% 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 30.63% 2005
57 Denmark 30.5% 2005
58 Bolivia 30.4% 2005
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 30.12% 2005
59 Belarus 29.8% 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 29.77% 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 29.2% 2005
=60 Uzbekistan 29% 2005
=60 Jordan 29% 2005
62 Peru 28.6% 2005
63 Israel 28.5% 2005
64 Belgium 28% 2005
65 Guatemala 27.8% 2005
66 Vanuatu 27% 2005
67 Malaysia 26.4% 2005
68 Maldives 26% 2005
=69 Slovenia 25.2% 2005
=69 Algeria 25.2% 2005
71 Canada 25% 2005
72 Italy 24.9% 2005
73 Austria 24.5% 2005
74 Iceland 24% 2005
=75 Mauritius 23.9% 2005
=75 Malta 23.9% 2005
77 Finland 23.5% 2005
78 Thailand 23.4% 2005
79 Samoa 23.3% 2005
80 Cyprus 23.1% 2005
81 Uruguay 23% 2005
=82 Pakistan 22.5% 2005
=82 Iraq 22.5% 2005
=82 Zambia 22.5% 2005
85 Colombia 22.3% 2005
86 Chile 22.2% 2005
87 Seychelles 22% 2005
88 Botswana 21% 2005
89 Fiji 20.5% 2005
90 Lesotho 19.8% 2005
91 Australia 19.5% 2005
92 Sweden 19% 2005
93 Qatar 18.8% 2005
94 Portugal 18.7% 2005
95 Egypt 18.3% 2005
=96 Zimbabwe 17.8% 2005
=96 The Gambia 17.8% 2005
=98 Ghana 16% 2005
=98 India 16% 2005
100 Azerbaijan 15.7% 2005
101 Kuwait 15.6% 2005
102 Palau 15.1% 2005
103 Singapore 15% 2005
104 Paraguay 14.8% 2005
=105 Bahrain 14.6% 2005
=105 Jamaica 14.6% 2005
107 Malawi 14.5% 2005
108 Turkmenistan 14% 2005
109 Swaziland 13.4% 2005
110 Sudan 12.9% 2005
111 The Bahamas 11.5% 2005
112 Barbados 9% 2005
113 Nigeria 8.6% 2005
114 Oman 8.5% 2005
115 Rwanda 5.5% 2005
116 Senegal 4.6% 2005
=117 Ethiopia 0.0 2005
=117 Indonesia 0.0 2005
=117 Morocco 0.0 2005
=117 Haiti 0.0 2005
=117 Honduras 0.0 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Health > Tobacco > Total adult smokers. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Health Organization2005. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Health/Tobacco/Total-adult-smokers

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According to the World Health Organization (see: http://www.who.int/en/), tobacco is the second biggest cause of death in the world and is responsible for about 5 million deaths each year, or one of every 10 adult deaths. Smoking will kill 10 million people per year by 2020 if current smoking patterns continue. Half of the people who smoke today, about 650 million people, will eventually die from tobacco-related illness.

On February 27, 2005, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) came into force. Countries that signed the treaty are bound by its provisions, which include tobacco advertising bans, price and tax increases, and measures to protect against second-hand smoke. There are 168 signatories to the treaty.

Earlier in the month, Cuba, which is famous for its cigars, instituted new anti-smoking regulations which will ban smoking in many workplaces and the sale of cigarettes near schools.

Posted on 02 Mar 2005

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

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My whole family has died from smokerelated diseases. Nobody got much older than 50 y.o. And who really wants to become 100 years anyway. It's not enough jobs and resources for all of us. In my mind it makes perfect sense to wanna commit a slow suicide. The world's not that great anyway. But I really think cigaretterelated diseases should not be treated by any public funded health service. If you are as suicidal as me, you should have the decency to die without costing others lots of money.

Posted on 08 Jun 2011

Fred

Fred

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Hi Liz!
Click countries and You get alphabetical order.

Posted on 09 Apr 2010

Poso

Poso

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Clikc ctrl + F and then You can search a certain country.

Posted on 09 Apr 2010

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