Smoking Statistics





Smoking statistics give us information about how many people smoke, what is their age group and how much money is spent on smoking. Statistics also tell us about the percentage of women smoke and the smoke related diseases suffered by both and men. However, going through the recent statistics of the developed nations of Australia, UK and America and give us some hope as smoking levels are said to be falling there. But, the tragic part is that smoking levels have increased to a great extent in the developing world.

General Smoking Statistics

Here are some general statistics about smoking-

  • Smoking related disease kills at least one person in 10 adults which means it causes about 4 million deaths.
  •  Cigarettes are known to contain 11 chemical compounds.
  • One third of the male population in the world smokes tobacco.
  • Death caused by tobacco takes place every 8 seconds.
  • More than 4000 carcinogenic chemicals have been found in cigarette.
  • Survey has shown that 50% of those who start smoking at adolescence continue smoking through 15 to 20 years.
  • 33% of the cigarettes are used in the Western Pacific Region.
  • About 10 million cigarettes are sold every minute across the world.
  • 15 billion cigarettes are sold daily across the globe.
  • Death rates from smoking in the 21st century are ten times more than the 20th century.
  •  World Health Organization has revealed through their studies that by 2030 about 10 million people will die every year due to smoking. Also, the increase will be more amongst women than in men.

Teenage Smoking Statistics

There are a few shocking statistics about teenage smokers-

  • About 396,000 smokers who started when they were teens die each year from smoking relating diseases.
  • About 6000 children under the age of 18 start smoking. Almost 2000 continue smoking which means about 800,000 teens start smoking every year.
  • It is anticipated based on the current statistics that 6.4 million children will die an early death due to smoking related disease.
  • 25% of the youth alive today in the West Pacific will die of tobacco related disease.
  • About 20% of the teens between the ages of 13 to 15 years smoke all over the world.
  • 46.2 million Adults in the US smoke tobacco.
  • About 23.5% of men smoke cigarettes in the US, and the women stand on 17.9%.
  • 1000 Americans stop smoking everyday by dying
  • The highest number of smokers is usually between the ages 25 to 44 years which is 24%.
  • About 50% of the smokers are adults with GED diploma.
  • The lowest numbers of smokers are above 64 years which is 9%.
  • 25% of all the teenagers in the US smoke.
  • 18% of all the deaths in UK are above the age of 35 years and the cause is smoking.
  • About 21% of the adult population now smokes in UK.
  • 75% of smokers have gone through failed attempts to quit smoking.
  • About 30% of the children at school have tried smoking at least once.
  • 6% of those students smoke at least once every week.

USA Smoking Statistics

  • 46.2 million Adults in the US smoke tobacco.
  • About 23.5% of men smoke cigarettes in the US, and the women stand on 17.9%.
  • 1000 Americans stop smoking everyday by dying
  • The highest number of smokers is usually between the ages 25 to 44 years which is 24%.
  • About 50% of the smokers are adults with GED diploma.
  • The lowest numbers of smokers are above 64 years which is 9%.
  • 25% of all the teenagers in the US smoke.

UK Smoking Statistics

  • 18% of all the deaths in UK are above the age of 35 years and the cause is smoking.
  • About 21% of the adult population now smokes in UK.
  • 75% of smokers have gone through failed attempts to quit smoking.
  • About 30% of the children at school have tried smoking at least once.
  • 6% of those students smoke at least once every week.

Australia Smoking Statistics


Australian Health Council on Smoking and Health has shared some statistics on Smoking which all should know.

  • 18,000 Australians die early because of excessive smoking which means 50 people everyday.
  • Out of 1000 Australian males, 250 die due to smoking.
  • 30% of men and 27% of women smoke in Australia.
  • Australian school children spend about $30 million a year which amounts to $82, 00 everyday on cigarettes.
  • In Australia 47% of the total economic cost of the drug abuse is due to tobacco.
  • About 140 Australian die each year due to lung cancer caused by smoking.
  • In the age bracket of 20-24, the Australian men and women smoke regularly.

From the above statistics the message is clear we are endangering ourselves to a great extent. With a little effort and appropriate funding we change the statistics.

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