As the World is moving very fast, more and more nations are moving towards achieving developmental goals. As with achieving the developmental goals, several agencies around the World release the data showing statistics, which make it more accessible for people to get clear data about the nations.

In a recent survey, the World of Statistics has recently released data providing an image of the top ten nations around the World with the highest smoking rates.


The data provide details as showing the country with the percentage disclosing the nations with the highest smoking rates. The data is as follows-

  1. Nauru- 52.10%
  2. Kiribati- 52.00%
  3. Tuvalu- 48.70%
  4. Myanmar- 45.50%
  5. Chile- 44.70%
  6. Lebanon- 42.60%
  7. Serbia- 40.60%
  8. Bangladesh- 39.10%
  9. Greece39.10%
  10. Bulgaria- 38.90%

Nauru tops the list with 52.10%. It is a small island nation in Micronesia, northeast of Australia. It features a coral reef and white-sand beaches fringed with palms, including Anibare Bay on the east coast. 

As per several reports, numbers of smokers around the world continue to rise, with smoking causing nearly 8 million deaths in 2019, including one in five male deaths. Whereas, 90% of the new smokers become addicted by age, 25-preventing adolescents from starting are important for changing the course of the epidemic for the next generation.

Every second person in Nauru, Kiribati, Tuvalu smokes: Reports
Every second person in Nauru, Kiribati, Tuvalu smokes: Reports

As per Professor Emmanuela Gakidou, senior author, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Seattle, Washington, “Smoking is a major risk factor that threatens the health of people worldwide, but tobacco control is woefully insufficient in many nations worldwide. Persistently high smoking prevalence among youth in several nations, along with the expansion of the new tobacco and nicotine products, highlight an urgent need to double down on tobacco control.”

He further added, “If a person does not become a daily smoker by age 25, they are quite unlikely to become a smoker. This shows a critical window of opportunity for interventions that can prevent young people from starting smoking and improve their health for the rest of their lives.”

People on social media have expressed their outrage against the nation. According to one of the social media users, “I was surprised to see Greece, as generally, I find Greeks to be very health-conscious!”




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