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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Who smokes in Europe? Data from 12 European countries in the TackSHS survey (2017-2018)
Author(s): Gallus, Silvano
Lugo, Alessandra
Liu, Xiaoqiu
Behrakis, Panagiotis
Boffi, Roberto
Bosetti, Cristina
Carreras, Giulia
Chatenoud, Liliane
Clancy, Luke
Continente, Xavier
Dobson, Ruaraidh
Effertz, Tobias
Filippidis, Filippos T
Fu, Marcela
Semple, Sean
Keywords: tobacco
cigarette smoking
smoking prevalence
cross-sectional study
Issue Date: 4-Apr-2020
Citation: Gallus S, Lugo A, Liu X, Behrakis P, Boffi R, Bosetti C, Carreras G, Chatenoud L, Clancy L, Continente X, Dobson R, Effertz T, Filippidis FT, Fu M & Semple S (2020) Who smokes in Europe? Data from 12 European countries in the TackSHS survey (2017-2018). Journal of Epidemiology.
Abstract: Background: Population data on tobacco use and its determinants require continuous monitoring and careful inter-country comparison. We aimed to provide the most up-to-date estimates on tobacco smoking from a large cross-sectional survey, conducted in selected European countries. Methods: Within the TackSHS Project, a face-to-face survey on smoking was conducted in 2017-2018 in 12 countries: Bulgaria, England, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain, representing around 80% of the 432 million European Union (EU) adult population. In each country, a representative sample of around 1,000 subjects aged 15 years and older was interviewed, for a total of 11,902 participants. Results: Overall 25.9% of participants were current smokers (31.0% among men and 21.2% among women, p
DOI Link: 10.2188/jea.je20190344
Rights: © 2020 Silvano GALLUS et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Notes: Output Status: Forthcoming/Available Online Additional co-authors: Gergana Geshanova, Giuseppe Gorini, Sheila Keogan, Hristo Ivanov, Maria-José Lopez, Angel Lopez-Nicolas, José Precioso, Krzysztof Przewozniak, Cornel Radu-Loghin, Ario Ruprecht, Joan B Soriano, Polina Starchenko, Marta Trapero-Bertran, Olena Tigova, Anna S Tzortzi, Constantine Vardavas, Vergina K Vyzikidou, Paolo Colombo, Esteve Fernandez, The TackSHS Project Investigators
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