Smokers in Sweden 2016, by frequency and age group

This statistic shows the result of a survey on smokers in Sweden in 2016, by frequency and age group. That year, the share of smokers in total was highest for the youngest age group and reached 25 percent. Out of this group, 11 percent smoked daily, while 14 percent were sporadic smokers. 12 percent of people aged 50 to 64 percent stated to be smokers, closely followed by 11 percent of 30 to 49 year olds being smokers in Sweden.

Do you smoke and if so, how often?

DailySporadicSmokers in total
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Release date

May 2017



Survey time period


Number of respondents

18,000 respondents**

Age group

17-84 years

Special properties

consumption in the last 30 days; smokers

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* Interviews were conducted on a weekly base.
** Total annual number of respondents. On average 350 interviews were made per week.

The source does not provide the original wording of the question posed during the survey. The wording of the question chosen for this statistic may therefore differ slightly from the original.

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