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Smokers Prevalences, Lung Cancer Rates
and Life Expectancies

Smokers Prevalence as a percentage of the population over 15 years of age
Age adjusted Lung Cancer Death Rates per 100,000
Life Expectancy from Birth

The data are from three different sources.

Contrary to most anti-smoking organizations who select the examples which fit their theories, I have tried to be as complete as possible. When data is missing, I haven't found it. If you know of other sources, please e-mail me.

Of course I have an agenda also, so I have sorted the data from this table to make some points:


( e. '90s = early 1990s )

Europe

Smokers Prevalence
in percentages,
age 15+
LCDR
age adjusted,
per 100,000
Life Expectancy
in years,
from birth
CountryMFYr MFYrs MFYr
Albania 49.87.9'90 40.27.5e. '90s 73.476.6'94
Austria 42.027.0'92 66.213.7e. '90s 73.480.0'94
Belgium 31.019.0'93 115.310.9'85-89 73.780.4'94
Bulgaria 49.017.0'89 57.69.4e. '90s 70.076.7'94
Cyprus 42.57.2'90 --- 74.078.6'94
Czech Rep. 43.031.0'94 108.914.7e. '90s 69.477.0'94
Denmark 37.037.0'93 75.535.7 e. '90s 72.978.9'94
Estonia 52.024.0'94 100.010.9e. '90s 65.075.2'94
Finland 27.019.0'94 69.710.4e. '90s 72.279.9'94
France 40.027.0'93 68.67.7e. '90s 74.382.3'94
Germany 36.821.5'92 71.312.2 e. '90s 73.279.6'94
Greece 46.028.0'94 74.110.3e. '90s 75.275.2'94
Hungary 40.027.0'89 117.123.9e. '90s 67.475.6'94
Iceland 31.028.0'94 46.838.6e. '90s 76.681.2'94
Ireland 29.028.0'93 69.626.4e. '90s 72.978.7'94
Italy 38.026.0'94 83.810.9e. '90s 74.481.0'94
Latvia 67.012.0'93 93.09.7e. '90s 64.474.8'94
Lithuania 52.010.0'92 89.98.7e. '90s 66.576.2'94
Luxembourg 32.026.0'93 91.314.8e. '90s 73.080.5'94
Malta 40.018.0'92 65.99.0e. '90s 74.579.2'94
Netherlands 36.029.0'94 103.015.5e. '90s 74.781.0'94
Norway 36.435.5'94 45.915.4e. '90s 74.080.9'94
Poland 51.017.0'93 101.414.5e. '90s 68.676.9'94
Portugal 38.015.0'94 40.76.8e. '90s 71.878.9'94
Russian Fed. 67.030.0'93 103.510.6e. '90s 63.974.2'94
Slovakia 43.026.0'92 --- 68.777.2'94
Slovenia 35.023.0'94 88.012.6e. '90s 70.578.4'94
Spain 48.025.0'93 69.05.4e. '90s 74.581.2'94
Sweden 22.024.0'94 35.515.3e. '90s 75.581.2'94
Switzerland 36.026.0'92 65.012.1e. '90s 74.881.7'94
Turkey 63.024.0'88 --- 68.673.4'94
UK 28.026.0'94 85.530.9e. '90s 73.979.9'94

North and Central America

Smokers Prevalence
in percentages,
age 15+
LCDR
age adjusted,
per 100,000
Life Expectancy
in years,
from birth
CountryMFYr MFYrs MFYr
Bahamas's 19.33.8'89 43.622.4'85-89 67.775.5'94
Canada 31.029.0'91 82.931.5e. '90s 74.781.7'94
Costa Rica 35.020.0'88 22.87.6e. '90s 75.979.8'94
Cuba 49.324.5'90 57.520.9e. '90s 74.779.2'94
Dominican Rep. 66.313.6'90 11.43.0e. '90s 66.270.6'94
El Salvador 38.012.0'88 --- 64.469.7'94
Guatemala 37.817.7'89 --- 61.967.1'94
Honduras 36.011.0'88 --- 65.270.1'94
Jamaica 43.013.0'90 26.16.7'85-89 72.276.7'94
Mexico 38.314.4'90 24.49.0e. '90s 69.476.7'94
United States 28.123.5'91 85.936.9e. '90s 72.679.4'94

South America

Smokers Prevalence
in percentages,
age 15+
LCDR
age adjusted,
per 100,000
Life Expectancy
in years,
from birth
CountryMFYr MFYrs MFYr
Argentina 40.023.0'92 55.98.9e. '90s 68.174.8'94
Bolivia 50.021.4'92 --- 60.965.9'94
Brazil 39.925.4'89 --- 57.467.3'94
Chile 37.925.1'90 31.89.0'85-89 71.577.7'94
Colombia 35.119.1'92 24.510.7'85-89 69.375.0'94
Paraguay 24.15.5'90 --- 71.774.9'94
Peru 41.013.0'89 --- 63.467.9'94
Uruguay 40.926.6'90 82.96.2e. '90s 70.977.5'94

Asia

Smokers Prevalence
in percentages,
age 15+
LCDR
age adjusted,
per 100,000
Life Expectancy
in years,
from birth
CountryMFYr MFYrs MFYr
Bahrain 24.06.0'91 --- 71.176.1'94
Bangladesh 60.015.0'90 --- 55.454.8'94
China 61.07.0'84 56.023.1e. '90s 66.969.0'94
India 40.03.0'80s --- 58.259.1'94
Indonesia 53.04.0'86 --- 58.762.9'94
Iraq 40.05.0'90 --- 64.966.7'94
Israel 45.030.0'90 38.112.1e. '90s 75.980.2'94
Japan 59.014.8'94 47.912.6e. '90s 76.582.3'94
Korea (Rep.) 68.26.7'89 40.19.4e. '90s 67.474.0'94
Kuwait 52.012.0'91 35.515.3'85-89 72.877.3'94
Malaysia 41.04.0'86 --- 66.372.2'94
Mongolia 40.07.0'90 --- 63.968.5'94
Pakistan 27.44.4'80 --- 56.858.1'94
Philippines 43.08.0'87 13.24.3'80-84 62.968.0'94
Saudi Arabia 52.7n/a'90 --- 66.369.7'94
Seychelles 50.910.3'89 101.429.2'85-89 66.173.4'94
Singapore 31.92.7'95 76.924.8e. '90s 73.278.9'94
Sri Lanka 54.80.8'88 3.31.0'85-89 69.474.6'94
Thailand 49.04.0'95 6.42.3'85-89 65.071.9'94
Turkmenistan 26.60.5'92 --- 61.668.8'94
Uzbekistan 40.01.0'89 --- 65.372.0'94

Oceania

Smokers Prevalence
in percentages,
age 15+
LCDR
age adjusted,
per 100,000
Life Expectancy
in years,
from birth
CountryMFYr MFYrs MFYr
Australia 29.021.0'93 61.119.2e. '90s 74.580.8'94
Cook Islands 44.026.0'88 --- 69.273.1'94
Fiji 59.330.6'88 --- 62.967.5'94
New Zealand 1 27.026.0'95 64.925.9e. '90s 72.880.2'94
Papua New Guinea 46.028.0'90 0.40.3'75-79 55.657.3'94
Tonga 65.014.0'91 --- 65.670.4'94
Western Samoa 53.018.6'94 --- 65.670.5'94

Africa

Smokers Prevalence
in percentages,
age 15+
LCDR
age adjusted,
per 100,000
Life Expectancy
in years,
from birth
CountryMFYr MFYrs MFYr
Algeria 53.010.0'80 --- 66.668.8'94
Ethiopia 39.81.0'86 --- 51.054.4'94
Lesotho 38.31.0'89 --- 60.364.0'94
Mauritius 47.23.7'92 27.57.1e. '90s 66.674.6'94
Morocco 39.69.1'90 --- 66.470.2'94
Nigeria 24.46.7'90 --- 54.156.6'94
South Africa 52.017.0'95 --- 62.468.0'94
Swaziland 33.08.0'89 --- 52.460.5'94

1 New Zealand Ministry of Health

(The percentages were entered by hand, there might be some errors)