South Africa - Smoking Prevalence

Since 2013, South Africa Smoking Prevalence decreased by 0.4points year on year. At 20.2 Percent of Persons Aged 15+ in 2018, the country was number 81 among other countries in Smoking Prevalence. Kiribati topped the ranking with 46.1 Percent of Persons Aged 15+ in 2018, a decrease of 1.3points compared to 2017. Montenegro, Greece and East Timor respectively ranked number 2, 3 and 4 in this ranking. Republic of the Congo witnessed the best average annual growth at +7.1points per year, while Uruguay was the worst growing country at -5.4points per year.

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Date Percent of Persons Aged 15+
2018 20.20
2017 20.30
2016 20.30
2015 20.50
2014 20.50
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How does South Africa rank in Smoking Prevalence?

# 146 Countries Percent of Persons Aged 15+ Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1 #1
Kiribati
46.10 % 2018 -1.3 % -2.1 % View data
2 #2
Montenegro
45.60 % 2018 -0.4 % -0.6 % View data
79 #79
Qatar
20.60 % 2018 +0.0 % +0.3 % View data
81 #81
South Africa
20.20 % 2018 -0.5 % -0.4 % View data
82 #82
Finland
20.10 % 2018 -1.0 % -1.7 % View data
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