North Korea Smoking Rate 2000-2022

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.
  • North Korea smoking rate for 2020 was 17.40%, a 0.4% decline from 2019.
  • North Korea smoking rate for 2019 was 17.80%, a 0% increase from 2018.
  • North Korea smoking rate for 2018 was 17.80%, a 1.8% decline from 2015.
  • North Korea smoking rate for 2015 was 19.60%, a 2.7% decline from 2010.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
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Country Name Smoking Rate (Ages 15+)
Nepal 30.40%
Madagascar 27.80%
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Yemen 20.30%
Comoros 20.30%
North Korea 17.40%
Mozambique 14.30%
Burkina Faso 14.30%
Rwanda 13.70%
Sierra Leone 13.50%
Democratic Republic of Congo 12.80%
Burundi 11.80%
Zimbabwe 11.70%
Gambia 11.10%
Malawi 10.80%
Guinea-Bissau 9.00%
Tanzania 8.70%
Uganda 8.40%
Chad 8.30%
Mali 8.30%
Liberia 8.20%
Haiti 7.70%
Eritrea 7.50%
Niger 7.40%
Benin 6.90%
Senegal 6.90%
Togo 6.80%
Ethiopia 5.10%
North Korea Smoking Rate - Historical Data
Year Smoking Rate (Ages 15+) Annual Change
2020 17.40% -0.40%
2019 17.80% 0.00%
2018 17.80% -1.80%
2015 19.60% -2.70%
2010 22.30% -2.90%
2005 25.20% -3.30%
2000 28.50% -3.30%