While much of the industrialized world has seen a big drop in the number of smokers, the opposite is true of many emerging and developing markets in Asia.
BANGKOK/MANILA/SINGAPORE -- Once a smoker's paradise, Southeast Asia has been turning up the heat on its tobacco-addicted citizens.
This pooled meta-analysis of more than 1 million participants assesses secular trends of tobacco smoking by countries or regions and birth.
More than half of the world's billion smokers live in Asia. According to the World Health Organization, China's smoking rate among men is.
Male smoking rate is high in Asian countries, with Indonesian men ranked the world's top smokers as 76% of them smoke.