List of countries by cigarette consumption per capita

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This is a list of countries by annual per capita consumption of tobacco cigarettes. Cigarettes are smoked by over 1 billion people, which is nearly 20% of the world population in 2014. About 800 million of these smokers are men. While smoking rates have leveled off or declined in developed nations, especially among men, in developing nations tobacco consumption continues to rise. More than 80% of all smokers now live in countries with low or middle incomes, and 60% in just 10 countries, a list headed by China.[1]China is one of the world largest country, which also is the leading country in the cigarette industry. In 2014, China produced and consumed more than 30% of cigarettes total in the world. There is a strong relationship between SES and smoking behaviors. According to the research, developing countries having the most tobacco use. In other words, the higher the level of SES the more smokers. “China was found to be one of the countries with the highest male-to-female ratio of smoking prevalence,” which 74% of males and 8% of females were smokers[2]. Smokers are over half of adult males in Indonesia (57%, but mostly kretek, a local form of cigarette) and China (53% estimated), and nearly half in Bangladesh, though for women the figure is much lower.[3]

Smoking rates in the United States have dropped by half from 1965 to 2006 falling from 42% to 20.8% of adults,[4] with further significant decline to 18% by 2012.[5] There are large regional differences in smoking rates, with Kentucky, West Virginia, Oklahoma and Mississippi topping the list, and Idaho, California and Utah at significantly lower rates.[6]

In Australia the incidence of smoking is in decline, with figures from 2014–15 showing 14.7% of the population (over 18) to be daily smokers, a decline from 22.3% in 2001.[7] Young adults are the most likely age group to smoke, with a marked decline in smoking rates with increasing age. The prevalence of smoking is strongly associated with socioeconomic disadvantage [low earners], with over double the rate in the most disadvantaged quintile of the population as compared to the least.[8] Smoking rates in rural areas tend to be higher than in city areas.[citation needed]

2016 rankings[edit]

Rank Country Cigarette consumption per year per person[9]
1  Andorra 6398.3
2  Luxemburg 6330.9
3  Belarus 2911.3
4  Hong Kong 2910.9[citation needed]
5  Macedonia 2784.9
6  Albania 2491.6
7  Belgium 2440.9
8  Czech Republic 2427.9
9  Jordan 2306.1
10  Russia 2295.0
11  Syria 2291.7
12  Slovenia 2236.5
13  Greece 2078.6
14  Hungary 2060.3
15  China 2043.0
16  Lebanon 2037.5
17  Armenia 1985.7
18  Mongolia 1982.5
19  Cyprus 1961.4
20  Austria 1927.0
21  Georgia 1917.7
22  Serbia 1898.6
23  Ukraine 1849.4
24  Kazakhstan 1800.9
25  Turkey 1770.7
26  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1767.2
27  Estonia 1759.9
28  Bulgaria 1757.3
29  Moldova 1747.2
30  Papua New Guinea 1689.3
31  Indonesia 1675.5
32  South Korea 1667.4
33  Germany 1599.5
34  Japan 1583.2
35  Tunisia 1580.0
36  Croatia 1578.9
37  Malta 1527.9
38  Azerbaijan 1525.6
39  Slovakia 1500.9
40  Spain 1499.0
41  Italy 1493.3
42   Switzerland 1489.8
43  Samoa 1470.6
44  Netherlands 1459.9
45  Egypt 1449.4
46  Solomon Islands 1419.1
47  Kuwait 1412.7
48  Kiribati 1396.0
49  Poland 1363.1
50  Saudi Arabia 1341.0
51  Denmark 1298.0
52  Lithuania 1292.0
53  Israel 1280.7
54  Romania 1204.3
55  Latvia 1189.1
56  Iraq 1184.4
57  Argentina 1176.1
58  Portugal 1133.4
59  Philippines 1132.2
60  Bahrain 1101.5
61  Montenegro 1100.8
62  Finland 1098.8
63  France 1089.9
64  Vanuatu 1069.2
65  Vietnam 1049.6
66  Algeria 1046.7
67  Canada 1021.3
68  Qatar 1020.3
69  United States 1016.6
70  North Korea 993.3
71  Tonga 986.9
72  Ireland 976.5
73  Turkmenistan 962.1
74  Iran 936.5
75  Australia 917.0
76  Uruguay 899.4
77  Singapore 851.2
78  Iceland 848.1
79  Thailand 837.4
80  United Kingdom 827.7
81  Laos 814.6
82  Djibouti 785.5
83  Chile 769.3
84  UAE 748.5
85  Bangladesh 744.1
86  Cambodia 726.2
87  Sweden 716.2
88  New Zealand 685.1
89  Trinidad and Tobago 682.5
90  Morocco 682.3
91  Comoros 585.4
92  Maldives 560.9
93  St. Lucia 553.9
94  Norway 552.8
95  Seychelles 543.6
96  Mauritius 542.5
97  Kyrgyzstan 519.6
98  Suriname 511.7
99    Nepal 511.6
100  South Africa 509.6
101  Mozambique 501.9
102  Uzbekistan 495.9
103  Fiji 491.1
104  Honduras 469.8
105  Sierra Leone 468.6
106  Gabon 451.2
107  Lesotho 448.0
108  Malaysia 441.2
109  Bahamas 438.6
110  Botswana 433.5
111  Yemen 423.8
112  Costa Rica 411.4
113  Burkina Faso 408.1
114  Madagascar 404.2
115  Cape Verde 397.1
116  Venezuela 396.2
117  Paraguay 384.5
118  South Sudan 383.7
119  Pakistan 363.2
120  Tajikistan 361.1
121  Senegal 359.4
122  Guyana 359.1
123  Ivory Coast 352.7
124  Colombia 351.4
125  Angola 340.2
126  Sudan 339.9
127  Brazil 333.5
128  Equatorial Guinea 328.2
129  Nicaragua 327.8
130  Libya 327.2
131  Mexico 327.1
132  Mali 316.9
133  Guinea 316.0
134  Jamaica 312.5
135  Afghanistan 311.6
136  Namibia 298.4
137  Bolivia 291.6
138  Chad 279.3
139  Barbados 277.5
140  Oman 271.1
141  Kenya 264.4
142  St. Vincent and the Grenadines 259.6
143  Sri Lanka 254.6
144  Gambia 249.1
145  Malawi 241.1
146  Burundi 239.4
147  Cuba 233.5
148  Myanmar 226.5
149  Panama 219.3
150  Dominican Republic 218.9
151  Central African Republic 213.2
152  El Salvador 206.7
153  Benin 204.0
154  Somalia 198.5
155  Uganda 195.7
156  Congo 195.2
157  Tanzania 181.8
158  Cameroon 171.0
159  Belize 168.6
160  Nigeria 162.5
161  Grenada 158.2
162  Liberia 154.4
163  Dominica 147.4
164  Togo 147.3
165  Zambia 145.4
166  Haiti 143.0
167  Eritrea 132.3
168  Democratic Republic of Congo 128.0
169  Zimbabwe 122.9
170  Niger 118.8
171  Ethiopia 115.3
172  Guatemala 111.8
173  Peru 97.7
174  Rwanda 94.0
175  Ecuador 93.5
176  Swaziland 91.7
177  India 89.3
178  Antigua and Barbuda 89.2
179  Ghana 40.5
180  Mauritania 30.3
181  Guinea-Bissau 25.3
182  Brunei 9.7

The worldwide average is 1083 cigarettes per year per person above age 14 according to the same source.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ WCR, pp. 82–83.
  2. ^ Wang, Qing. "Income, occupation and education: Are they related to smoking behaviors in China?". Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  3. ^ WCR, pp. 82–86
  4. ^ https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5644a2.htm#fig
  5. ^ 2012 Surgeon General's Report—Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults
  6. ^ State-Specific Prevalence of Cigarette Smoking Among Adults and Quitting Among Persons Aged 18–35 Years — United States, 2006, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, September 28, 2007, 56(38); 993–996, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  7. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics [1] National Health Survey: First Results, 2014-15
  8. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics Smoking Profiles of Health, Australia, 2011-13, 07/06/2013
  9. ^ "Consumption | Tobacco Atlas". Tobacco Atlas. Retrieved 27 April 2018.

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