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Fewer Smokers in Iceland

In 2010, 14.2 percent of the population were adults who smoked on a daily basis, down from 15.4 percent the year prior, according to the results of four surveys on the extent of smoking in Iceland conducted by Capacent Gallup on behalf of the Public Health Institute last year.


Photo by Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir.

Bára Sigurjónsdóttir, project manager of tobacco prevention at the Public Health Institute, told Morgunbladid it is notable that Icelandic women have gotten their act together and stopped smoking in higher numbers than men.

Smoking is more common among people who have a lower level of education than among those who have a higher education. Also, people with a lower income are more likely to smoke than those who earn more.

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