Your question: How common is smoking in Portugal?

Results show that 20.9% of the Portuguese population (including Madeira and the Azores) aged 15 or more were smokers (male: 30.9%; female: 11.8%), and that 18.7% smoked regularly. More than one half of men were smokers or ex-smokers (56.9%) whereas the great majority of women had never smoked (81.3%).

What country has the most smokers?

Kiribati has the highest smoking rates in the world at 52.40%. As with many other countries, smoking is lower among women than it is among men. More than 200 people die in Kiribati each year from tobacco-related causes.

Can you smoke in public in Portugal?

Portugal is gradually moving towards a full ban on smoking in indoor public places. Smokers who flout the law can be fined up to €750 and establishments which permit illegal smoking can be fined up to €250,000. …

Is smoking banned in Portugal?

Smokingcigarettes, cigars and pipes – is banned in indoor public places in Portugal (as of 1 January 2008).

Do smokers live longer?

On average, smokers’ life expectancy is 10 years less than non-smokers. The long-lived smokers are the exception and the researchers said that their findings suggest that they may be a “biologically distinct group” that is endowed with genetic variants that allow them to respond differently to exposure.

How many cigarettes a day is normal?

On average, respondents in this group considered that smoking can cause cancer only if one smokes at least 19.4 cigarettes per day (for an average reported consumption of 5.5 cigarettes per day), and that cancer risk becomes high for a smoking duration of 16.9 years or more (reported average duration: 16.7).

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Can you vape in Portugal?

National and cross-border distance sales of e-cigarettes is prohibited. Sales to minors (under 18 years) is prohibited and this information must be displayed at points-of-sale of tobacco products and e-cigarettes. Sale of e-cigarettes at certain venues and through vending machines is restricted.

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