North America Smoking Rate 2000-2023

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.
  • North America smoking rate for 2020 was 21.94%, a 0.42% decline from 2019.
  • North America smoking rate for 2019 was 22.36%, a 0.01% decline from 2018.
  • North America smoking rate for 2018 was 22.37%, a 1.94% decline from 2015.
  • North America smoking rate for 2015 was 24.31%, a 2.79% decline from 2010.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Smoking Rate (Ages 15+)
South Asia 27.04%
European Union 26.43%
East Asia & Pacific 26.33%
Euro Area 26.17%
World 22.98%
North America 21.94%
OECD members 21.81%
Latin America & Caribbean 13.43%
Sub-Saharan Africa 9.58%
North America Smoking Rate - Historical Data
Year Smoking Rate (Ages 15+) Annual Change
2020 21.94% -0.42%
2019 22.36% -0.01%
2018 22.37% -1.94%
2015 24.31% -2.79%
2010 27.10% -2.75%
2005 29.86% -3.40%
2000 33.25% -3.40%