Who smokes in Europe? Data from 12 European countries in the TackSHS survey (2017-2018)



Gallus S, Lugo A, Liu X, Behrakis P, Boffi R, Bosetti C, Carreras G, Chatenoud L, Clancy L, Continente X, Dobson R, Effertz T, Filippidis FT, Fu M & Semple S (2021) Who smokes in Europe? Data from 12 European countries in the TackSHS survey (2017-2018). Journal of Epidemiology, 31 (2), pp. 145-151.

Background: Population data on tobacco use and its determinants require continuous monitoring and careful inter-country comparison. We aimed to provide the most up-to-date estimates on tobacco smoking from a large cross-sectional survey, conducted in selected European countries. Methods: Within the TackSHS Project, a face-to-face survey on smoking was conducted in 2017-2018 in 12 countries: Bulgaria, England, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain, representing around 80% of the 432 million European Union (EU) adult population. In each country, a representative sample of around 1,000 subjects aged 15 years and older was interviewed, for a total of 11,902 participants. Results: Overall 25.9% of participants were current smokers (31.0% among men and 21.2% among women, p

tobacco; cigarette smoking; smoking prevalence; cross-sectional study; survey; Europe; TackSHS

Additional co-authors: Gergana Geshanova, Giuseppe Gorini, Sheila Keogan, Hristo Ivanov, Maria-José Lopez, Angel Lopez-Nicolas, José Precioso, Krzysztof Przewozniak, Cornel Radu-Loghin, Ario Ruprecht, Joan B Soriano, Polina Starchenko, Marta Trapero-Bertran, Olena Tigova, Anna S Tzortzi, Constantine Vardavas, Vergina K Vyzikidou, Paolo Colombo, Esteve Fernandez, The TackSHS Project Investigators

Journal of Epidemiology: Volume 31, Issue 2

FundersEuropean Commission (Horizon 2020)
Publication date31/12/2021
Publication date online04/04/2020
Date accepted by journal21/01/2020
PublisherJapan Epidemiological Association

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Professor Sean Semple

Professor Sean Semple

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