- About 250 million women around the globe are smokers. 22% percent of these are in developing countries.
- 11% of women worldwide smoke tobacco.
- In parts of Southeast Asia, tobacco use is reported to be as high as 30% in females compared to 25% in males.
- Cigarette smoking kills an estimated 178,000 women every year in the United States alone.
- More than one out of every five high school girls in the United States is a current smoker.
Top 5 facts sources: Tobacco Atlas 3rd edition, WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2009.