Number of daily smokers around EU average
In 2019, 19.3% of Hungarians aged 15 years or more reported that they were daily cigarette smokers, according to data released by statistical agency Eurostat.
Some 6.5% of Hungarians smoked more than 20 cigarettes on a daily basis.
The EU average of daily smokers stood at 18.4%. About 5.9% of EU citizens smoked more than 20 cigarettes a day.
Across the EU Member States, the countries with the largest shares of daily cigarette smokers were Bulgaria (28.7%), Greece (23.6%), Latvia (22.1%), Germany (21.9%) and Croatia (21.8%).
At the other end of the spectrum, the countries with the smallest shares of daily smokers were Sweden (6.4%), Finland (9.9%), Luxembourg (10.5%), Portugal (11.5%), and Denmark (11.7%).
The proportion of those who consumed 20 cigarettes or more per day ranged between 1% in Sweden and 12.9% in Bulgaria.
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