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Table 3 Estimated number of vapers by income groups for 2018

From: Estimation of the global number of e-cigarette users in 2020

  Number of countries Number of vapers
World 201 58,107,606
 Countries with data from surveys 49 40,334,650
 Countries with estimated data 152 17,772,956
World Bank income classification   
 Low income 31 2,115,585
 Lower middle income 47 7,760,169
 Upper middle income 54 18,959,299
 High income 54 29,269,384
 Unknown 1 3,169
WHO regions   
 African region 47 4,107,918
 Eastern Mediterranean region 21 4,199,293
 South-East Asia region 11 4,554,551
 Western Pacific region 23 11,150,297
 European region 50 15,345,345
 Region of the Americas 33 18,741,095
 Unknown 2 9,107
Legal status of e-cigarettes   
 Allowed 72 38,648,243
 Banned 36 9,458,630
 No specific law 79 10,000,733