India Tobacco Stats


Female smoking rate 3.8 2008 91st out of 128
Male smoking rate 33.1 2008 71st out of 128
Total adult smokers 16% 2005 98th out of 121
Total adult smokers per million 0.0142% 2005 114th out of 119

SOURCES: Wikipedia: Prevalence of tobacco consumption (Rates) (WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2008, pp.278–287. WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2008, p.67. WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2008, p.287. WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2008, p.68. WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2008, p.268–287.); World Health Organization2005; World Health Organization2005. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.


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