North Korea Smoking Rate 2007-2022

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 Korea smoking rate for 2018 was 18.80%, a 0.2% decline from 2016.
  • North Korea smoking rate for 2016 was 19.00%, a 0.2% decline from 2014.
  • North Korea smoking rate for 2014 was 19.20%, a 0.3% decline from 2012.
  • North Korea smoking rate for 2012 was 19.50%, a 0.3% decline from 2010.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
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Comoros 19.50%
North Korea 18.80%
Burkina Faso 16.00%
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Gambia 14.40%
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Togo 7.60%
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Ethiopia 4.60%
North Korea Smoking Rate - Historical Data
Year Smoking Rate (Ages 15+) Annual Change
2018 18.80% -0.20%
2016 19.00% -0.20%
2014 19.20% -0.30%
2012 19.50% -0.30%
2010 19.80% -0.50%
2007 20.30% -0.50%