Health » Smoking: Smoking among young (16–26 y. o.) people by gender and level of education

Smoking experience and smoking frequency among young (16–26 y. o.) people.

Current smoker – a person who currently smokes every day and who smoked yesterday or today the last time

Occasional smoker – a person who smokes occasionally in the present period

Unit: percent

Disaggregated by: year, age group, smoking, gender, level of education

Source: National Institute for Health Development, Health Behavior among Estonian Adult Population

Year
Gender Level of education Age group (health) Smoking 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014
Males and females Higher education 16-26 Non-smoker 53,2 57,6 57 57,1 50
Males and females Higher education 16-26 Former smoker 25,5 26,4 14,1 12,2 19,8
Males and females Higher education 16-26 Occasional smoker 13,8 9,4 16,4 23,5 20,9
Males and females Higher education 16-26 Daily smoker 7,5 6,6 12,5 7,1 9,3
Males and females Professional secondary education 16-26 Non-smoker 38,2 40 36,4 35,2 35,6
Males and females Professional secondary education 16-26 Former smoker 21,4 20 17,1 22,2 30,1
Males and females Professional secondary education 16-26 Occasional smoker 8,4 9,1 10,9 8,3 4,1
Males and females Professional secondary education 16-26 Daily smoker 32,1 30,9 35,7 34,3 30,1
Males and females Secondary education 16-26 Non-smoker 46,3 51,9 52,6 45,3 59,5
Males and females Secondary education 16-26 Former smoker 17 14,4 16,7 17,7 11,4
Males and females Secondary education 16-26 Occasional smoker 12,2 15,9 11,4 19,8 16,5
Males and females Secondary education 16-26 Daily smoker 24,5 17,8 19,3 17,2 12,7
Males and females Basic education or lower 16-26 Non-smoker 33,8 43,1 41,4 42,8 43,9
Males and females Basic education or lower 16-26 Former smoker 18 12,3 12,2 16,7 20,2
Males and females Basic education or lower 16-26 Occasional smoker 10,3 9,5 9,4 11,7 14
Males and females Basic education or lower 16-26 Daily smoker 38 35,1 37 28,9 21,9
Male Higher education 16-26 Non-smoker 30,8 56 59,5 44 40
Male Higher education 16-26 Former smoker 38,5 28 16,7 16 16,7
Male Higher education 16-26 Occasional smoker 15,4 8 9,5 36 23,3
Male Higher education 16-26 Daily smoker 15,4 8 14,3 4 20
Male Professional secondary education 16-26 Non-smoker 24,2 23,1 24,2 32,3 26,8
Male Professional secondary education 16-26 Former smoker 22,7 17,3 21,2 20 29,3
Male Professional secondary education 16-26 Occasional smoker 10,6 11,5 10,6 4,6 0
Male Professional secondary education 16-26 Daily smoker 42,4 48,1 43,9 43,1 43,9
Male Secondary education 16-26 Non-smoker 38,6 37,8 44,9 39,8 51,6
Male Secondary education 16-26 Former smoker 18,1 19,4 16,9 22,5 12,9
Male Secondary education 16-26 Occasional smoker 8,4 18,4 11,2 17,4 19,4
Male Secondary education 16-26 Daily smoker 34,9 24,5 27 20,4 16,1
Male Basic education or lower 16-26 Non-smoker 25,4 33,6 33 38,2 47,8
Male Basic education or lower 16-26 Former smoker 17,8 13,1 13,8 15,7 13
Male Basic education or lower 16-26 Occasional smoker 10,2 9 12,8 12,8 17,4
Male Basic education or lower 16-26 Daily smoker 46,6 44,3 40,4 33,3 21,7
Female Higher education 16-26 Non-smoker 61,8 58 55,8 61,6 55,4
Female Higher education 16-26 Former smoker 20,6 25,9 12,8 11 21,4
Female Higher education 16-26 Occasional smoker 13,2 9,9 19,8 19,2 19,6
Female Higher education 16-26 Daily smoker 4,4 6,2 11,6 8,2 3,6
Female Professional secondary education 16-26 Non-smoker 52,3 55,2 49,2 39,5 46,9
Female Professional secondary education 16-26 Former smoker 20 22,4 12,7 25,6 31,3
Female Professional secondary education 16-26 Occasional smoker 6,2 6,9 11,1 14 9,4
Female Professional secondary education 16-26 Daily smoker 21,5 15,5 27 20,9 12,5
Female Secondary education 16-26 Non-smoker 52,4 59,9 57,6 51,1 64,6
Female Secondary education 16-26 Former smoker 16,2 11,6 16,6 12,8 10,4
Female Secondary education 16-26 Occasional smoker 15,2 14,5 11,5 22,3 14,6
Female Secondary education 16-26 Daily smoker 16,2 14 14,4 13,8 10,4
Female Basic education or lower 16-26 Non-smoker 42,2 56,2 50,6 48,7 41,2
Female Basic education or lower 16-26 Former smoker 18,1 11,2 10,3 18 25
Female Basic education or lower 16-26 Occasional smoker 10,3 10,1 5,8 10,3 11,8
Female Basic education or lower 16-26 Daily smoker 29,3 22,5 33,3 23,1 22,1