A research conducted by The Tobacco Atlas in 2015 shows that 48.8% of male adults (age 15 year old and above) are daily smokers, more men smoke in Bahrain than on average in very high-HDI countries. And 1.3% of male children (10 – 14 years old) are daily smokers too, even though fewer boys smoke in Bahrain than on average in very high-HDI countries, there are still more than 500 boys who smoke cigarettes each day.

However, for female adult daily smokers are only 7.6% (age 15 year old and above). Although fewer women smoke in Bahrain than on average in very high-HDI countries, there are still more than 26000 women who smoke cigarettes each day. As for female children smokers (10 – 14 years old) take up 0.62%, as it may seem a small number, still there are more than 200 girls who smoke cigarettes daily.

As a result, 11.69% of male smokers died in 2016 and 7.54% of female of smokers, meaning tobacco still kills 5 men and 2 women every week, making it an ongoing and dire public health threat.