Brazil: smoking rates 2008-2018, by gender

When asked whether they were current smokers, 12.1 percent of male Brazilian respondents answered affirmatively in 2018, down from 13.2 percent of the men surveyed a year earlier. This figure was higher than the share of female respondants who answered affimatively to the same question, which reached almost seven percent in 2018.

Share of adult people who claimed to be smokers in Brazil from 2008 to 2018, by gender

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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

Brazil, Central and South America

Survey time period

2008 to 2018

Number of respondents

52,395 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Data prior to 2018 were retrieved from earlier releases of the publication.
Respondents were asked whether they were smoking currently, and if yes, how often and how many cigarettes.
The phrasing of the question chosen for this statistic may differ slightly from the original.
The survey was carried out in the capital city of each of the 26 Brazilian states, plus the Federal District of Brasília.
More information about this study's methodology can be found in pages 16 to 25.

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