Number of cigarettes smoked per day in EU-28 2017

In 2017, 91 percent of EU respondents said they smoked 20 or fewer cigarettes per day, of which 53 percent smoke an average of more than 10 and the remaining 47 percent said they smoke 10 or less cigarettes per day. Most frequently consumers smoke cigarettes from packs.

Smoking in the EU

Respondents were those who smoke cigarettes and are from the EU-28 member states. Greece had the largest share of smokers in the European Union. Of smokers in Europe, approximately 95 percent started smoking before they reached age 26. To see the entire EU report on the topic, visit our report database here.

Smoking and health in the UK

Despite the known Health risks, one in ten women in the UK continue to smoke during their pregnancy. Health risks from smoking are substantial and this can be seen in the rising hospital admissions in the UK which are attributed to smoking.

On average, how many cigarettes do you or did you smoke each day?

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Release date

May 2017



Survey time period

March 2017

Number of respondents

7,168 respondents

Age group

15 years and over

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

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