Smoking

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# Empirical View

# Smoking around the world


As the following chart shows, in all countries of the world (with the exception of Nauru) more men than women are smoking.

# Long run perspective on the rise and fall of smoking

Sales of cigarettes per adult per day in early industrialized countries, 1920-20101

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# Long run perspective on individual countries

Percentage of smokers (all tobacco products) in West Germany – ‘International Smoking Statistics’2

Percentage of Smokers (All Tobacco Products) West Germany - pnlee

Annual adult per capita cigarette consumption and major smoking and health events in United States, 1900-1998 – Hanson, Venturelli, and Fleckenstein (2009)3

Annual adult per capita cigarette consumption and major smoking and health events - United States, 1900-1998 - Hanson, Venturelli, and Fleckenstein (2009)

 

# Correlates, Determinants & Consequences

US cigarette consumption for all adult men and women, 1900-9, and lung and bronchus cancer, 1930-1998, for men and women – Lomborg4

US cigarette consumption for all adult men and women, 1900-9, and lung and bronchus cancer, 1930-98, for men and women - Lomborg0

# Price of smoking and taxes

Tobacco taxes – share of total and excise taxes in the price of a pack of the most sold brand of cigarettes, 2010 – OECD5

Tobacco taxes - Share of total and excise taxes in the price of a pack of the most sold brand of cigarettes, 2010 - OECD

# Smoking vs GDP per capita

In low-income and very high-income countries the share of men who smoke is lower than in many middle-income countries. In many middle income countries more than 40% of men are smoking.


# Data Sources

# International Mortality and Smoking Statistics (IMASS)
  • Data: Consumption of tobacco products, prevalence of smoking and mortality
  • Geographical coverage: 30 countries
  • Time span: Often spanning back 100 years
  • Available at: Online here