Smokers as a share of of 15+ year-old population reached 23.2 % in 2011 in South Korea, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.31 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, smokers as a share of of 15+ year-old population in South Korea reached an all time high of 35.2 % in 1995 and an all time low of 22.9 % in 2010.
South Korea has been ranked 2nd within the group of 13 countries we follow in terms of smokers as a share of of 15+ year-old population, 3 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.