Tobacco Use in South America

Percentage of adults in South America using any tobacco product.

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Map of the tobacco use in South America.

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On this map we can see the actual tobacco use per country. It displays the percentage of the adult population (aged 15 and over) that use any tobacco product on a daily or non-daily basis. This includes not only any type of smoking tobacco (e.g. cigarettes, cigars, pipes), but also any other type of tobacco consumption, like chewing tobacco.

The biggest smoker by far in South America is Chile, where 45% of the population smokes. Argentina and Uruguay come in second, where 22% smokes. The lowest percentage of smokers can be found in Colombia (8%) and Peru (10%).

Using the data for tobacco use, gives a much better and more realistic picture than using the data for tobacco consumption per country. The data for tobacco use, measures only the actual usage of tobacco products by the adult population of the specific country.

If you’re curious about other continents, I’ve made maps about the tobacco use in Africa, Asia and Europe as well.

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