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The Top 5 Countries with the Highest Rate of Female Teenage Smokers

  Country Percentage of Teen Females who Smoke
1 Austria 37.1%
2 Bulgaria 35.5%
3 Germany 33.7%
4 Spain 32.3%
5 Finland 32.2%
Sources:  American Cancer Society:The Tobbaco Atlas, 2nd Edition

List Notes: Data from over 100 countries where available.
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  1. About 250 million women around the globe are smokers. 22% percent of these are in developing countries.
  2. 11% of women worldwide smoke tobacco.
  3. In parts of Southeast Asia, tobacco use is reported to be as high as 30% in females compared to 25% in males.
  4. Cigarette smoking kills an estimated 178,000 women every year in the United States alone.
  5. More than one out of every five high school girls in the United States is a current smoker.
  1. Shafey, O., Eriksen, M., Ross, H., Mackay, J., (2009). "The Tobacco Atlas, Third Edition." Retrieved Jan 12th, 2011.
  2. WHO. (2009). "WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic". Retrieved Jan 12th, 2011.





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