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How many people in Iceland smoke?


Smoking in Iceland has been banned in restaurants, cafés, bars, and nightclubs as of June 2007. A large majority of Icelanders approve of the ban.

The European Health Interview Survey (2017) published by Statistics Iceland shows Iceland is close to the top of the list of countries with the fewest smokers in Europe. With just over 81%, Iceland has the third-highest proportion of people who never smoke. Iceland has the fifth highest proportion of occasional smokers (just under 7%) and the second-lowest rate of daily smokers (12%).

According to a study done by Iceland’s Directorate of Health in 2018, around 10,700 Icelanders use e-cigarettes daily.

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