The Top 5 South-East Asian Countries with the Highest Cigarette Prices

  Country Price per Pack
1 Sri Lanka $7.89
2 India $7.04
3 Thailand $3.25
4 Indonesia $2.35
5 Nepal $1.66
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  1. China is home to 300 million smokers who consume upwards of 1.7 trillion cigarettes a year, or 3 million cigarettes a minute. China also which represents 20% of the world’s population, produces and consumes 30% of the world’s cigarettes, and suffers one million deaths per year from tobacco use; a number which is expected to double by 2025
  2. As many as 100 million Chinese men presently under the age of 30 will die from tobacco use. If current smoking patterns continue, deaths from smoking in Asia—home to one third of the world’s population—are expected to increase to 4.9 million (half of the global annual 10 million) per year by 2020, demonstrating the heavy use of tobacco products in this region
  3. There are approximately 120 million smokers in India today, and it is estimated that in the year 2010 alone, there will be close to one million tobacco-related deaths among men and women age 30 to 69 in India.
  4. It is estimated that as many as 500 million people alive today will be killed by tobacco use unless significant anti-smoking measures are adopted on a global level.
  5. Worldwide, tobacco use will kill more than 175 million people between now and the year 2030. Approximately 1.3 billion people currently smoke cigarettes or use other tobacco products (approximately 1 billion men, 250 million women), and an estimated 650 million of them will die prematurely from tobacco use.
  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.
Tags: The Economy, Tobacco & Smoking Statistics

Sources:  WHO REPORT on the global TOBACCO epidemic, 2008

List Notes: Retail price for a pack of 20 cigarettes in South-East Asian countries in US dollars (purchasing power parity).
South-East Asian Countries with the Highest Cigarette Prices

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