The Tobacco Problem in South Africa
19% of adults (15 years and over) in South Africa use tobacco products
33.6% of men (about 5.4 million people) and 6.9% of women (about 1.3 million) smoked cigarettes in 2017 in South Africa.
Smoking prevalence differs across different races, 40.8% of smokers are coloured people, 26.5% are white people, 24.4% are Asian/Indian people and 16.3% are black people.
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