Who Smokes the Most Among 15+Year Olds?

Share of 15+ year-old Population Smoking (%)
Tobacco | January 04, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 25 countries in 2012, Latvia ranked the highest in smokers as a share of of 15+ year-old population with 33.7% followed by France and Belarus. On the other end of the scale was Sweden with 13.1%, Iceland with 13.8% and USA with 14.8%.

Smokers (As % of 15+ Year-Old Population) Unit 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Belarus % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 28.0% 27.5% 27.5% 27.0% 26.7% ... ...
Denmark % 25.0% 24.0% 23.0% 16.0% 20.9% ... ...
Estonia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 29.9% ... 26.2% ... 26.2% ... ...
France % ... ... ... 25.9% ... 26.2% ... 29.1% ... ...
Israel % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 23.2% 24.2% 22.2% 20.3% 23.7% ... ...
Italy % ... ... 23.0% 22.4% 22.4% 23.3% 22.7%
Japan % 26.3% 26.0% 25.7% 24.9% 19.5% ...
Latvia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 30.4% ... 28.1% ... 33.7% ... ...
Mexico % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 19.0% ... ... ... ... ...
Netherlands % 31.0% 29.0% 28.0% 28.0% 26.6% ...
South Korea % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 23.5% 25.8% 25.6% 22.9% ...
Spain % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 26.4% ... ... 26.2% ... ...
Turkey % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 33.4% ... 27.4% ... 25.4% ...
Ukraine % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 26.6% 25.9% 26.7% 24.4% 23.3% ... ...
United Kingdom % ... ... ... ... 22.0% 21.0% 21.0% 21.0% 20.0% ...