The Top 5 Western Pacific Countries with the Highest Rate of Female Youth Smoking

  Country Female Youth Smoking Rate
1 Cook Islands 49.6%
2 Palau 22.6%
3 Tuvalu 22.1%
4 Micronesia 16.8%
5 China 9.8%
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 Facts
  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.
Top 5 facts sources: Various including The Tobacco Atlas 3rd edition,
Tags: Top 5 Highest, Tobacco & Smoking Statistics

Sources:  WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2008 (Global Youth Tobacco Survey)

List Notes: Data is for female youths between the age group of 13 to 15 years old who smoked at least one cigarette during the last 30 days prior to the survey.
Western Pacific Countries with the Highest Rate of Female Youth Smoking

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