Smoking and passive smoking are among the main public health issues in Georgia. Tobacco smoking prevalence in Georgia was 29.9% in 2017, ranking 23rd highest in the World and 15th in Europe (WHO 2019). Georgia is the “leader” in this indicator compared to its neighbors. In addition to a high prevalence of tobacco smoking, 43% of the adult population of Georgia are exposed to secondhand smoke at home and 15.8% are affected in the workplace. In total, more than half of the population is affected by secondhand smoke without their consent.
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