List of countries by cigarette consumption per capita

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Number of cigarettes smoked per person per year.

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's 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 the world's most populated country, and is also the leading country in the cigarette industry. In 2014, China produced and consumed more than 30% of the cigarettes in the world. There is a strong relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and smoking behaviors. According to research, developing countries have the highest rate of tobacco use. “China was found to be one of the countries with the highest male-to-female ratio of smoking prevalence”: 74% of males and 8% of females were smokers.[2] Over half of adult males in Indonesia are smokers (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 dropped by half from 1965 to 2006, from 42% to 20.8% of adults,[4] with further significant decline to 14% by 2018.[5] There are large regional differences in smoking 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]

The list is biased for some of the countries with the highest consumption, such as Andorra, Luxembourg and Belgium. These countries are known to sell cigarettes at lower prices than their neighbours, and as such attract foreign buyers. Andorra, for instance, is known for its duty-free shops where Europeans can find alcohol, cigarettes, electronics and clothes which can be up to 20 percent cheaper than in the neighbouring countries.[9]

2016 rankings[edit]

Cigarette consumption per year per person aged ≥ 15, 2016[10]
Rank Country Cigarettes
1  Andorra 6,398.3
2  Luxembourg 6,330.9
3  Belarus 2,911.3
4  North Macedonia 2,784.9
5  Albania 2,491.6
6  Belgium 2,440.9
7  Czech Republic 2,427.9
8  Jordan 2,306.1
9  Russia 2,295.0
10  Syria 2,291.7
11  Slovenia 2,236.5
12  Greece 2,078.6
13  Hungary 2,060.3
14  China 2,043.0
15  Lebanon 2,037.5
16  Armenia 1,985.7
17  Mongolia 1,982.5
18  Cyprus 1,961.4
19  Austria 1,927.0
20  Georgia 1,917.7
21  Serbia 1,898.6
22  Ukraine 1,849.4
23  Kazakhstan 1,800.9
24  Turkey 1,770.7
25  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1,767.2
26  Estonia 1,759.9
27  Bulgaria 1,757.3
28  Moldova 1,747.2
29  Papua New Guinea 1,689.3
30  Indonesia 1,675.5
31  South Korea 1,667.4
32  Germany 1,599.5
33  Japan 1,583.2
34  Tunisia 1,580.0
35  Croatia 1,578.9
36  Malta 1,527.9
37  Azerbaijan 1,525.6
38  Slovakia 1,500.9
39  Spain 1,499.0
40  Italy 1,493.3
41   Switzerland 1,489.8
42  Samoa 1,470.6
43  Netherlands 1,459.9
44  Egypt 1,449.4
45  Solomon Islands 1,419.1
46  Kuwait 1,412.7
47  Kiribati 1,396.0
48  Poland 1,363.1
49  Saudi Arabia 1,341.0
50  Denmark 1,298.0
51  Lithuania 1,292.0
52  Israel 1,280.7
53  Romania 1,204.3
54  Latvia 1,189.1
55  Iraq 1,184.4
56  Argentina 1,176.1
57  Portugal 1,133.4
58  Philippines 1,132.2
59  Bahrain 1,101.5
60  Montenegro 1,100.8
61  Finland 1098.8
62  France 1089.9
63  Vanuatu 1069.2
64  Vietnam 1,049.6
65  Algeria 1,046.7
66  Canada 1,021.3
67  Qatar 1,020.3
68  United States 1,016.6
69  North Korea 993.3
70  Tonga 986.9
71  Ireland 976.5
72  Turkmenistan 962.1
73  Iran 936.5
74  Australia 917.0
75  Uruguay 899.4
76  Singapore 851.2
77  Iceland 848.1
78  Thailand 837.4
79  United Kingdom 827.7
80  Laos 814.6
81  Djibouti 785.5
82  Chile 769.3
83  UAE 748.5
84  Bangladesh 744.1
85  Cambodia 726.2
86  Sweden 716.2
87  New Zealand 685.1
88  Trinidad and Tobago 682.5
89  Morocco 682.3
90  Comoros 585.4
91  Maldives 560.9
92  St. Lucia 553.9
93  Norway 552.8
94  Seychelles 543.6
95  Mauritius 542.5
96  Kyrgyzstan 519.6
97  Suriname 511.7
98    Nepal 511.6
99  South Africa 509.6
100  Mozambique 501.9
101  Uzbekistan 495.9
102  Fiji 491.1
103  Honduras 469.8
104  Sierra Leone 468.6
105  Gabon 451.2
106  Lesotho 448.0
107  Malaysia 441.2
108  Bahamas 438.6
109  Botswana 433.5
110  Yemen 423.8
111  Costa Rica 411.4
112  Burkina Faso 408.1
113  Madagascar 404.2
114  Cape Verde 397.1
115  Venezuela 396.2
116  Paraguay 384.5
117  South Sudan 383.7
118  Pakistan 363.2
119  Tajikistan 361.1
120  Senegal 359.4
121  Guyana 359.1
122  Ivory Coast 352.7
123  Colombia 351.4
124  Angola 340.2
125  Sudan 339.9
126  Brazil 333.5
127  Equatorial Guinea 328.2
128  Nicaragua 327.8
129  Libya 327.2
130  Mexico 327.1
131  Mali 316.9
132  Guinea 316.0
133  Jamaica 312.5
134  Afghanistan 311.6
135  Namibia 298.4
136  Bolivia 291.6
137  Chad 279.3
138  Barbados 277.5
139  Oman 271.1
140  Kenya 264.4
141  St. Vincent and the Grenadines 259.6
142  Sri Lanka 254.6
143  Gambia 249.1
144  Malawi 241.1
145  Burundi 239.4
146  Cuba 233.5
147  Myanmar 226.5
148  Panama 219.3
149  Dominican Republic 218.9
150  Central African Republic 213.2
151  El Salvador 206.7
152  Benin 204.0
153  Somalia 198.5
154  Uganda 195.7
155  Congo 195.2
156  Tanzania 181.8
157  Cameroon 171.0
158  Belize 168.6
159  Nigeria 162.5
160  Grenada 158.2
161  Liberia 154.4
162  Dominica 147.4
163  Togo 147.3
164  Zambia 145.4
165  Haiti 143.0
166  Eritrea 132.3
167  Democratic Republic of Congo 128.0
168  Zimbabwe 122.9
169  Niger 118.8
170  Ethiopia 115.3
171  Guatemala 111.8
172  Peru 97.7
173  Rwanda 94.0
174  Ecuador 93.5
175  Swaziland 91.7
176  India 89.3
177  Antigua and Barbuda 89.2
178  Ghana 40.5
179  Mauritania 30.3
180  Guinea-Bissau 25.3
181  Brunei 9.7

The worldwide average is 1,083 cigarettes per year per person above age 14.[10]

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. ^ "Cigarette Smoking Amongst Adults – United States, 2006". Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 56 (44): 1157–1161. November 9, 2007.
  5. ^ "Current Cigarette Smoking Amongst Adults in the United States". Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  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. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 56 (38): 993–996. September 28, 2007.
  7. ^ "National Health Survey: First Results, 2014-15". Australian Bureau of Statistics.
  8. ^ "Smoking | Profiles of Health, Australia, 2011-13". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 7 June 2013.
  9. ^ "Andorra vows to kick habit of cigarette advertising". France 24. 12 July 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Consumption". Tobacco Atlas. Retrieved 27 April 2018.

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