21 Oct, 2015 @ 13:15
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Number of Spanish smokers falls to less than a quarter of population

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UP IN SMOKE: Figures show drop in daily cigarette use

THE percentage of Spanish people who smoke every day has fallen from 26.2% in 2009 to 23% in 2014. 

UP IN SMOKE: Figures show drop in daily cigarette use
UP IN SMOKE: Figures show drop in daily cigarette use

The figures, published by Spanish data organisation the INE, showed 2.4% of Spaniards are occasional smokers, 25.7% are ex-smokers and the remaining 49% have never smoked.

The two groups with the largest amounts of daily smokers were men aged 25-34 (35.1%) and women aged 45-54 (26.1%).

Among young people aged 15-24 the number of daily smokers was 18.5%.

Joe Duggan (Reporter)

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