It’s true: there are fewer smokers in Japan

… than there were 10, 20, 30 years ago. At least the number of men who smoke is gradually decreasing. The statistics for women don’t seem to have changed much. Still, 40% of the population is a pretty big percentage, and the percentage of men in their 30s who smoke is too high.

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How about in China? More elderly women smoke. And the gender gap is pretty extreme. Still, more than 40% of the total population is smoking.

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And take a look at the U.S. It’s interesting to see that there’s not much of a gender gap here.

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Find out more in this interactive infographic called Tobacco Viz, from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (from the University of Washington, in Seattle).

Here’s how the data was gathered and how the infographic works:

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