Monday Trivia #132 [Michael Cain wins!]

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Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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7 Responses

  1. Avatar Pinky says:

    Interesting list. They’re all developed(ish) countries, but they’re not all OECD countries. Every OECD member is on your list, but also:
    Brazil,
    China,
    India,
    Indonesia,
    Russia, and
    South Africa.

    You’ve got some hard-luck stories at the beginning of the list, but also near the end. The middle seems to be classic Europe (which includes Japan and Israel).Report

  2. Avatar Michael Cain says:

    Cigarette consumption per capita? Although I’m not sure why the list would be restricted to just these countries.Report

    • Avatar Will Truman says:

      And we have a winner!

      These are the countries that the OECD collected data for on this particular issue. I should have mentioned that it was not an exclusive list.Report

      • Avatar Vikram Bath says:

        Huh.

        I wouldn’t have guessed that India had lower per capita consumption than the US.Report

      • Nob Akimoto Nob Akimoto says:

        The “per capita” part is doing a lot of the heavy lifting, I’m pretty sure.

        With 1.2ish billion people, if most of them aren’t actually in a position to afford cigarette consumption (and most aren’t) then you wittle down the portion of the country who can smoke to about maybe 2-300 million. The rest pad the statistics and dilute the prevalence due to simply being unable to afford the habit.

        Granted, when there’s 6 trillion cigarettes being smoked each year, even 100 billion cigs/year is a drop in the bucket.Report

    • Avatar Caleb says:

      Well done! This actually crossed my mind, but I was thrown by Australia and Mexico near the bottom.

      Stereotypes are bad, m’kay?Report