List of countries by tobacco consumption per capita

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cigarette is the most common method of smoking tobacco.]

This is a list of countries by annual per capita consumption of tobacco cigarettes.

Countries with the highest cigarette consumption

*Source: NationMaster [ cite web
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Demographics

Cigarettes are smoked by over 1.1 billion people. While smoking rates have leveled off or declined in developed nations, in developing nations tobacco consumption continues to rise at a rate of around 3.4% per annum. [ [http://www.wpro.who.int/media_centre/fact_sheets/fs_20020528.htm WHO Smoking Statistics] ]

Smoking Prevalence by Gender
PERCENT SMOKING
REGIONMENWOMEN
Africa294
United States3522
Eastern Mediterranean354
Europe4626
Southeast Asia444
Western Pacific608
(2000, World Health Organization estimates)

Smoking rates in the United States have dropped by half from 1965 to 2006 falling from 42% to 20.8% of adults. [http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5644a2.htm#fig] . 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. [ [http://www.cdc.gov/MMWR/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5638a2.htm State-Specific Prevalence of Cigarette Smoking Among Adults and Quitting Among Persons Aged 18-35 Years — United States, 2006] , [http://www.cdc.gov/MMWR/ Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report] , September 28, 2007, 56(38); 993-996, [http://www.cdc.gov/ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] ]

In Australia the incidence of smoking is in decline, with figures from 2004-5 showing 23% of the population to be current smokers, a decline of 2% compared to 1995. Amongst the indigenous population, the rate is much higher, with 51% of men and 49% of women reported being current daily smokers. 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, with over double the rate in the most disadvantaged quintile of the population as compared to the least. [http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4831.0.55.001]

ee also

*Tobacco smoking
*Tobacco and health
*Cigarette

References

External links

* [http://www.wpro.who.int/media_centre/fact_sheets/fs_20020528.htm WHO Smoking Statistics]


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