Farming and Manufacturing
Tobacco is grown in more than 120 countries. Links on this page will provide you with information on the amount of tobacco grown in each country, the locations of manufacturing sites, and general information on global cigarette production.
The Cigarette Citadels project was initially created to pinpoint where cigarettes are manufactured and where they are rolled, wrapped, and boxed for shipment. It maps the locations of cigarette factories currently in operation worldwide and provides basic facts about them.
The FAOSTAT database is a tool that provides information on production of crops harvested in individual countries. In order to retrieve tobacco data, choose a country of interest, year of interest, choose “tobacco, unmanufactured” in the item box, and choose an element of interest (area harvested, yield, production quantity, seed).
The STATE System, developed by the CDC Office of Smoking and Health, is an interactive application that houses and displays current and historical state-level data on tobacco. Trend data, interactive maps, and state comparisons are available for topics such as legislation for indoor smoke-free policies, vending machines, smoke-free school campuses, and advertising restrictions.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has compiled numerous fact sheets discussing tobacco farming in the United States. Topics include the shrinking role of tobacco farming in various states, how tobacco hurts farmers, and alternate uses of tobacco.