Smokers as a share of of 15+ year-old population reached 29.1 % in 2010 in France, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 11.1 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, smokers as a share of of 15+ year-old population in France reached an all time high of 32.0 % in 1960 and an all time low of 23.4 % in 2004. When compared to France's main peers, smokers as a share of of 15+ year-old population in Belgium amounted to 18.0 % and 22.7 % in Italy in 2010.
France has been ranked 2nd within the group of 22 countries we follow in terms of smokers as a share of of 15+ year-old population, 11 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
This is the percentage of the total population (or population group) who smoke at least one cigarette a day.