The Top 5 Countries with the Highest Rate of Female Smokers

  Country Percentage of Females who Smoke
1 Cook Islands 71%
2 Nauru 59%
3 Guinea 47%
4 Chile 37%
5 Serbia & Montenegro 34%
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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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Sources:  American Cancer Society:The Tobbaco Atlas 2nd Edition.

List Notes: Data is percentage of adult females who smoke on a daily basis.
Countries with the Highest Rate of Female Smokers

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