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Smoking incidence down in Slovenia

| February 4, 2013

The incidence of smoking in Slovenia is declining but nearly a quarter of the country’s population still smokes, according to a story in Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija quoting figures from the latest survey by the Public Health Institute (IVZ).

The survey, which was conducted during 2011 and 2012 among 7,500 respondents between the ages of 15 and 64, found that 24 per cent of Slovenians smoke, a figure that includes 27 per cent of men and 21 per cent of women.

Helena Koprivnikar, of IVZ, said that almost 80 per cent of smokers smoked every day and that 93 per cent of smokers consumed only one kind of tobacco product.

Ninety six per cent of smokers consume factory-made cigarettes, smoking on average almost 16 a day, nine per cent roll their own cigarettes, and just above one per cent smoke cigars.

Category: Breaking News

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