Smoking habits

Daily smokers

2019
20.6 %
Sunk compared to 2014

Former daily smokers

2019
24.7 %
Gone up compared to 2014

Exposure to tobacco smoke indoors (at least one hour daily)

2019
9.1 %
Sunk compared to 2014

Description

People's health is strongly influenced by general living conditions as well as by their lifestyles and behaviours. Smoking is considered a risk behaviour with significant negative effects on health. Diseases whose development is promoted by smoking include cardiovascular, respiratory and cancer diseases.

Smoking status is assessed with the questions: "Do you smoke tobacco products?" and "Have you ever smoked daily?" Based on the information provided, a distinction is made between current smokers (daily, occasional), former smokers and never smoker. Smoking status has been surveyed in a similar way since the 1970s, so that statements about developments and trends over time are possible.

The results come from the Austrian Health Interview Survey (ATHIS), which is carried out every six years starting in 2019 (previously 2006/07 and 2014).

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Highlights

Daily smokers aged 16 years and more 1972 to 2019 – in percent (table)

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Health Interview Survey 2019, 2014 and 2006/07, Microcensus special program "Smoking habits of the Austrian Population" 1972, 1979, 1986 and 1997. Compiled on 14 July 2020. – Population in private households aged 16 years and more.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Health Interview Survey 2019. Compiled on 14 July 2020. – Population in private households aged 15 years and more.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Health Interview Survey 2019. Compiled on 14 July 2020. – Population in private households aged 15 years and more. – Former daily smokers include current occasional smokers who used to smoke daily. – The smoking quit–rate shows the proportion of people who have given up smoking daily.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Health Interview Survey 2019. Compiled on 14 July 2020. – Population in private households aged 15 years and more.

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