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Greece Smoking by the Numbers
Overall smoking rates in Greece have decreased slightly from 40% in 2005 to 32.5% in 2014, according to the latest available data. During this period, smoking rates fell most noticeably in 2010, when more stringent laws took effect. Despite this, Greece still has one of the world’s highest smoking rates.
The most common type of tobacco is boxed cigarettes at 99%, followed by hand-rolled cigarettes, and then pipes.
The number of tobacco related deaths has increased from 231 to 269 per 100,000 from 1990 to 2017. With men decreasing 348 to 403 and women 126 to 149.
Breast: 3.98%, Lung: 2.87%
Smoking in public places allowed.
Since 2016, tobacco packaging has required graphic warnings to cover 65% of the cigarette package.
Smokeless tobacco products for oral use, e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn products allowed.
Perception of relative harm of vaping devices. From the Foundation’s 2017 and 2019 Global Polls, participants were asked, “Do you think smoking e-cigarettes and vaping devices are more or less harmful than smoking regular cigarettes?”
*Data from the 2017 Global Poll
44.9% of nicotine or tobacco product users in Greece believe that nicotine in e-cigarettes and NRT like patch or gum does not cause cancer (2019 global poll)
In Greece, 83.2% of nicotine or tobacco product users believe that nicotine is addictive (2019 global poll)
78.5% of nicotine or tobacco product users in Greece believe that nicotine is harmful (2019 global poll)
90.2% of Greek nicotine or tobacco product users believe that lung cancer is caused by smoking (2019 global poll)
44.8% of Greek nicotine or tobacco product users believe that tobacco-related cancer is primarily caused by nicotine (2019 Global Poll)
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