India Smoking Rate 2007-2021

Prevalence of smoking is the percentage of men and women ages 15 and over who currently smoke any tobacco product on a daily or non-daily basis. It excludes smokeless tobacco use. The rates are age-standardized.
  • India smoking rate for 2018 was 27.00%, a 1.8% decline from 2016.
  • India smoking rate for 2016 was 28.80%, a 1.8% decline from 2014.
  • India smoking rate for 2014 was 30.60%, a 2% decline from 2012.
  • India smoking rate for 2012 was 32.60%, a 2.2% decline from 2010.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Smoking Rate (Ages 15+)
Kiribati 52.00%
Myanmar 45.50%
Bangladesh 39.10%
Timor-Leste 38.20%
Indonesia 37.90%
Solomon Islands 37.90%
Lao PDR 37.80%
Lesotho 29.70%
Georgia 29.70%
Kyrgyz Republic 27.90%
Mongolia 27.60%
India 27.00%
Tunisia 26.00%
Ukraine 25.50%
Moldova 25.30%
Philippines 24.30%
Vanuatu 24.10%
Sri Lanka 22.90%
Cambodia 21.80%
Egypt 21.40%
Pakistan 20.00%
Congo, Rep. 16.10%
Morocco 14.70%
Zambia 14.70%
El Salvador 12.70%
Uzbekistan 12.30%
Kenya 11.80%
Eswatini 10.70%
Cameroon 9.30%
Sao Tome and Principe 5.40%
Nigeria 4.80%
Ghana 3.70%
India Smoking Rate - Historical Data
Year Smoking Rate (Ages 15+) Annual Change
2018 27.00% -1.80%
2016 28.80% -1.80%
2014 30.60% -2.00%
2012 32.60% -2.20%
2010 34.80% -3.70%
2007 38.50% -3.70%