Age at which individuals started smoking in EU-28 2017

How old were you when you started smoking on a regular basis, i.e. at least once a week?

by Statista Research Department, last edited Jan 17, 2018
Age at which individuals started smoking in EU-28 2017 This statistic displays the age at which individuals in the EU-28 started smoking on a regular basis. During this period of time, 41 percent of respondents said they started smoking on a regular basis when they were between the age of 15 and 25 years old, whereas 37 percent started smoking between the age of 15 and 18 years old. Only a minority of five percent started smoking when they were older than 25 years old.
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How old were you when you started smoking on a regular basis, i.e. at least once a week?

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Share of respondents
Less than 15 years old15%
15-17 years old37%
18-25 years old41%
Over 25 years old5%
Share of respondents
Less than 15 years old15%
15-17 years old37%
18-25 years old41%
Over 25 years old5%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Jan 17, 2018
This statistic displays the age at which individuals in the EU-28 started smoking on a regular basis. During this period of time, 41 percent of respondents said they started smoking on a regular basis when they were between the age of 15 and 25 years old, whereas 37 percent started smoking between the age of 15 and 18 years old. Only a minority of five percent started smoking when they were older than 25 years old.
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