Smokers as a share of of 15+ year-old population reached 33.7 % in 2010 in Latvia, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 19.9 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, smokers as a share of of 15+ year-old population in Latvia reached an all time high of 33.7 % in 2010 and an all time low of 28.1 % in 2008. When compared to Latvia's main peers, smokers as a share of of 15+ year-old population in Belarus amounted to 26.7 % and 26.2 % in Estonia in 2010.
Latvia has been ranked 1st within the group of 22 countries we follow in terms of smokers as a share of of 15+ year-old population, 5 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.