Younger people turning their backs on smoking
The report, which cites 2019 data, says 25% of Greeks and Hungarians smoke on a daily basis, compared to 29% in Bulgaria and 26% in France.
At the opposite end of the spectrum are the Swedes (10%), Finns (12%), Danes and Portuguese (14%). Between 2010 and 2019, Greece was among the countries that considerably lowered – by more than 7 percentage points – the prevalence of smoking in the population.
On average, the reduction in the EU was by about 4 percentage points (from 23% to 19%). Among young Greeks aged 15-16, the picture is better, with just 15% stating that they have smoked at least once.