South Africa - Smoking Prevalence

Since 2010, South Africa Smoking Prevalence fell by 1.3points year on year. In 2015, the country was ranked number 4 among other countries in Smoking Prevalence with 19 Percent of Persons Aged 15+ Who Are Daily Smokers. South Africa is overtaken by Italy, which was number 3 at 19.3 Percent of Persons Aged 15+ Who Are Daily Smokers and is followed by Germany with 18.8 Percent of Persons Aged 15+ Who Are Daily Smokers. Turkey lead the ranking with 25.9 Percent of Persons Aged 15+ Who Are Daily Smokers in 2019, a decrease of 0.8points compared to 2018. Israel witnessed the best average annual growth at +1.1points per year, while Brazil recorded the worst performance at -9.4points per year.

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Date Percent of Persons Aged 15+ Who Are Daily Smokers
2015 19.00
2014
2013
2012 19.80
2011
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How does South Africa rank in Smoking Prevalence?

# 25 Countries Percent of Persons Aged 15+ Who Are Daily Smokers Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1 #1
Turkey
25.90 % 2019 -0.8 % -1.1 % View data
2 #2
Estonia
20.00 % 2019 -2.4 % -2.0 % View data
3 #3
Italy
19.30 % 2019 -1.0 % -0.4 % View data
4 #4
South Africa
19.00 % 2015 NA -1.3 % View data
5 #5
Germany
18.80 % 2017 NA NA View data
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