The country where no humans reside is the only country where there are no smokers. At the same time, you can easily get information about the country having the highest rate of smokers. If that is the case, let us look at the top 10 countries with the most per capita cigarettes smoked by individuals over the age of 15 years. (Source: Wikipedia-2014 Rankings)
The Top 10 countries are as follows:
10. Bosnia and Herzegovina
At No 10 we have this small European country, Bosnia, and Herzegovina with a total population of about 3.6 million people. Having gained independence in 1992 from Yugoslavia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina has a large number of tobacco consumers with the per capita cigarettes smoked figure being 2233.46.
If No 10 was a small European country, the No 9 spot goes to the most populated country in the world, China. If one goes by the actual number of smokers, China should head the list as it has the highest tobacco consumers. With a per capita cigarette smoked figure of 2249.79, China does makes its presence felt in every field.
Area wise, Luxembourg might just be the smallest country in this list. With a population of just above half a million, the per capita cigarettes smoked by people over 15 years is very high at 2283. It is ranked at No 8 on this list. This makes it the country with the highest rate of smokers.
Normally, the countries with low and middle GDP levels are the ones that smoke the most. Belgium, at No 7 is a surprise entry, with a figure of 2353.28 cigarettes smoked per person per year. Belgium ranks quite high as far as tobacco consumers are concerned.
If you observe the list closely, most of the countries here are war-torn countries with the possible exception of China and Belgium. Maybe, depression during the war is one reason for having the most smokers. Slovenia with a per capita figure of 2637.03 is at No 6 on this list.
China and Russia have developed a habit of ranking in the top 10 countries in almost any category. Russia might be one of the largest countries in the world, but as far as cigarette smokers are concerned they are at No 5 with per capita cigarettes smoked at 2690.33.
A war-torn country, Macedonia is at No 4 on this list. Having a population of just around 2 million, the per capita cigarettes smoked is very high at 2732.23.
Stress from the war makes people take up smoking. Lebanon at No 3 is a prime example of having a high per capita cigarettes smoked per person figure at 3023.15.
Had the USSR not split into different states, they would have easily topped this list with the most smokers in the world. We have seen Russia at No 5. Now, we have Belarus with a per capita cigarettes consumed figure at 3832.62 at the No 2 spot.
The country with the highest tobacco consumers in the world with Montenegro topping this list by a huge margin of 4124.53 per capita cigarettes smoked by persons over 15 years of age.
We have just seen the top 10 countries that smoke the most. Maybe after seeing a lot of gun smoke in their lives, the people from the war-torn countries do not know how to live without some kind of smoke or the other.