Sub-Saharan Africa Smoking Rate 2000-2024

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.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa smoking rate for 2020 was 9.58%, a 0.29% decline from 2019.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa smoking rate for 2019 was 9.86%, a 0.01% decline from 2018.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa smoking rate for 2018 was 9.88%, a 1.2% decline from 2015.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa smoking rate for 2015 was 11.08%, a 1.75% decline from 2010.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Smoking Rate (Ages 15+)
South Asia 27.06%
European Union 26.43%
East Asia & Pacific 26.32%
Euro Area 26.17%
World 22.98%
North America 21.94%
OECD members 21.82%
Latin America & Caribbean 13.45%
Sub-Saharan Africa 9.58%
Sub-Saharan Africa Smoking Rate - Historical Data
Year Smoking Rate (Ages 15+) Annual Change
2020 9.58% -0.29%
2019 9.86% -0.01%
2018 9.88% -1.20%
2015 11.08% -1.75%
2010 12.83% -2.14%
2005 14.97% -2.63%
2000 17.60% -2.63%