Only five per cent of Irish smokers wrongly believes that a light color on a pack of cigarettes signals that the contents are less hazardous than are those in darker-colored packs.
The same proportion of Irish smokers believes that slim cigarettes are less hazardous than are traditional-sized cigarettes.
These figures, reported by the Irish Independent, were produced as part of an EU-wide survey.
The Eurobarometer on the Attitudes of Europeans towards Tobacco interviewed about 1,000 smokers inIreland.
Irish smokers light up an average of 15.7 cigarettes every day, 0.3 per cent down on the average recorded during a survey carried out in 2009.
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