Which Country Has the Most Female Smokers?

Smokers (As % of 15+ Year-Old Female Population) (%), 2014 or latest
Health Care | January 1, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 35 countries in 2014, France ranked the highest in smokers as a percentage of 15+ year-old female population with 20.2% followed by United Kingdom and Slovenia. On the other end of the scale was China with 2.00%, India with 2.40% and Indonesia with 4.00%.

Data for more countries are available at Smokers (As % of 15+ Year-Old Female Population) indicator page.

Smokers (As % of 15+ Year-Old Female Population) Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Belgium % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 17.7% ... ... ... ... ...
Czech Republic % ... ... ... ... ... ... 18.8% 18.0% 16.5% 18.8% 19.6% ...
Denmark % 22.0% 17.0% 19.3% ... ...
Estonia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 17.1% ... 18.7% ... 18.3% ... ...
Finland % 17.6% 16.0% 15.7% 14.8% 14.0% ...
France % ... ... ... 22.3% ... 20.7% ... 20.2% ... ...
Germany % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 17.6% ... ... ... ...
Italy % ... 16.4% 17.1% 17.1% 16.8% 16.5%
Latvia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 17.6% ... ...
Luxembourg % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 18.0% 17.0% 15.7% 15.5% 15.2%
Netherlands % 20.8% 19.8% 18.8% 18.3% 16.3% ...
New Zealand % ... ... ... ... 15.8%
Slovenia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 18.4% ... ...
Switzerland % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 17.8% ... ...
United Kingdom % ... ... ... 21.0% 20.0% 20.0% 19.0% 19.0% ... ...