Number of Irish smokers falls 8% over last three years

31st May, 2015

The number of smokers in Ireland has decreased by 8 per cent since 2012, the highest decrease in the EU, according to the European Commission’s Eurobarometer on Europeans’ attitudes towards tobacco, published to mark World No Tobacco Day today.

Overall, tobacco use is down by 2 percentage points in the EU since 2012, from 26 per cent to 28 per cent.

A total of 21 per cent of the Irish population smokes, according to the report, while 59...

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