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

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

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

Year
Gender Age group (health) Smoking 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016
Males and females 16-26 Non-smoker 41 48,2 47,3 44,6 49,4 44,8
Males and females 16-26 Former smoker 19,7 16,5 15 17,3 18,6 22,3
Males and females 16-26 Occasional smoker 10,9 11,9 11,7 15,7 14,6 13,1
Males and females 16-26 Daily smoker 28,4 23,5 26 22,5 17,4 19,8
Male 16-26 Non-smoker 29,4 34,9 38,5 37,8 43 40,7
Male 16-26 Former smoker 20,8 17,1 16,8 18,9 17,3 21,2
Male 16-26 Occasional smoker 10,2 12,4 11,3 14,4 15,1 15,3
Male 16-26 Daily smoker 39,6 35,6 33,3 28,9 24,6 22,8
Female 16-26 Non-smoker 50,6 58,1 54,1 51,4 54 47,7
Female 16-26 Former smoker 18,8 16 13,6 15,6 19,4 23,1
Female 16-26 Occasional smoker 11,5 11,5 12 17 14,3 11,5
Female 16-26 Daily smoker 19,1 14,5 20,3 16 12,3 17,7