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Sources: WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2008 (Global Youth Tobacco Survey)
List Notes: Data is for female youths between the age group of 13 to 15 years old who smoked at least one cigarette during the last 30 days prior to the survey.
- 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.
- Shafey, O., Eriksen, M., Ross, H., Mackay, J., (2009). "The Tobacco Atlas, Third Edition." Retrieved Jan 12th, 2011.
- WHO. (2009). "WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic". Retrieved Jan 12th, 2011.