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Top 10 Countries With the Highest Percentage of Smokers

With the spread of the new corona, the survey results show that the percentage of people who say that "the amount of smoking has increased" is increasing, probably because of stress relief. 21% of men and 38% of women, about twice as many as men. It is suggested that the risk of second-hand smoke is also increased.

In this way, smoking seems to have changed significantly as well as the enforcement of the revised Health Promotion Law in 2020. World Health Organization (WHO) Smoking Rate Ranking So what is the global situation regarding smoking?

who(WHO) According to the smoking rate ranking commented in 2021 by the survey.


Ranking: Country name/smoking rate (%)

  • 1st place: Naul / 52.1
  • 2nd place: Kiribati / 52.0
  • 3rd place: Tuvalu / 48.7
  • 4th place: Myanmar / 45.5
  • 5th place : Chile / 44.7
  • 6th: Lebanon / 42.6
  • 7th: Serbia / 40.6
  • 8th: Bangladesh / 39.1
  • 8th: Greece / 39.1
  • 10th: Bulgaria / 38.9
The world average is 23.6%, Asia / Middle East The tendency for smoking rates in regional countries to be high is twisted. This statistic isWHOSurvey figures are for 2018, targeting 194 member countries and regions. By the way, Japan was 76th with 21.9%.

It is the result of the survey before the Korona-ka, but it is necessary to pay close attention to what kind of numerical value it will be in the world.

A country that focuses on smoking cessation

In the world, the health hazards of second-hand smoke are clearly stated in the "World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control", and smoking cessation is progressing rather than smoking cessation.

Since the 1990s, in the United States, depending on the state, there has been a movement to completely ban smoking in restaurants and bars as well as in general workplaces.  

Ireland is the most radical country. In 2004, the world's first law was enacted to completely ban smoking throughout the country.

Similarly, it was enforced in New Zealand (2004), Uruguay (2006) / UK (2007), and Hong Kong / Turkey (2009).

As of 2020, there are 67 countries that are completely non-smoking indoors, spreading to countries around the world, including developing countries.