South Korea - Smoking Prevalence

Since 2014, South Korea Smoking Prevalence decreased by 3.7points year on year. At 16.6 Percent of Persons Aged 15+ Who Are Daily Smokers in 2019, the country was ranked number 12 comparing other countries in Smoking Prevalence. South Korea is overtaken by Denmark, which was number 11 at 16.9 Percent of Persons Aged 15+ Who Are Daily Smokers and is followed by United Kingdom with 15.3 Percent of Persons Aged 15+ Who Are Daily Smokers. Turkey ranked the highest with 25.9 Percent of Persons Aged 15+ Who Are Daily Smokers in 2019, a fall of 0.8points versus 2018. Estonia, Italy and South Africa respectively ranked number 2, 3 and 4 in this ranking. Israel recorded the best 5 years average 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
2019 16.60
2018 17.10
2017 17.60
2016 18.40
2015 17.30
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How does South Korea 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
11 #11
Denmark
16.90 % 2017 NA NA View data
12 #12
South Korea
16.60 % 2019 -2.9 % -3.7 % View data
13 #13
United Kingdom
15.30 % 2019 -2.5 % -4.2 % View data
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