Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic
Topical Information evaluates data from European Health Interview Survey about smoking and tobacco smoke exposure. According to the survey, there is 24,5 % daily smokers (30 % among men, 19 % among women), 7,8 % occasional smokers, 16,5 % former smokers and 51,1 % never smokers. Compared with previous survey in 2002, the percentage of smokers is higher. The mean number of daily smoked cigarettes is 16 for men and 12 for women (daily smokers). About 9,1 % of respondents is exposed to tobacco smoke indoors more than 1 hour at home, in public places 6,4 % of respondents, at workplace 7,4 % of working indoors respondents.