South Asia 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.
  • South Asia smoking rate for 2018 was 27.37%, a 1.7% decline from 2016.
  • South Asia smoking rate for 2016 was 29.08%, a 1.71% decline from 2014.
  • South Asia smoking rate for 2014 was 30.79%, a 1.92% decline from 2012.
  • South Asia smoking rate for 2012 was 32.71%, a 2.1% decline from 2010.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Smoking Rate (Ages 15+)
Euro Area 28.37%
European Union 28.29%
South Asia 27.37%
East Asia & Pacific 26.10%
North America 24.30%
World 23.83%
OECD members 23.79%
Latin America & Caribbean 15.92%
Sub-Saharan Africa 11.45%
South Asia Smoking Rate - Historical Data
Year Smoking Rate (Ages 15+) Annual Change
2018 27.37% -1.70%
2016 29.08% -1.71%
2014 30.79% -1.92%
2012 32.71% -2.10%
2010 34.81% -3.55%
2007 38.35% -3.55%