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Table 3 Declines/increases in cigarette smoking prevalence in EU member states, 2016–2018.

From: Critical appraisal of the European Union Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) Preliminary Opinion on electronic cigarettes

Member state Cigarette smoking prevalence 2018 Cigarette smoking prevalence 2016 % Change in prevalence (%)
Austria 24.1 25.1 − 4.0
Belgium 21.4 23.8 − 10.1
Bulgaria 31.4 30.0 4.6
Croatia 29.6 29.9 − 1.0
Cyprus 29.1 29.4 − 1.0
Czechia 24.7 26.4 − 6.5
Denmark 16.9 17.7 − 4.5
Estonia 24.5 25.5 − 3.9
Finland 15.3 15.5 − 1.2
France 27.0 26.0 3.8
Germany 22.6 24.4 − 7.8
Greece 33.1 35.8 − 7.6
Hungary 25.8 26.0 − 0.8
Ireland 20.0 20.3 − 1.5
Italy 20.8 21.2 − 1.9
Latvia 28.9 30.0 − 5.7
Lithuania 21.6 23.2 − 6.9
Luxembourg 18.9 20.1 − 6.0
Malta 20.6 21.1 − 2.4
Netherlands 19.1 21.3 − 10.4
Poland 23.7 25.2 − 6.0
Portugal 20.4 17.6 15.9
Romania 21.1 24.3 − 13.1
Slovakia 25.3 24.1 4.9
Slovenia 18.5 18.8 − 1.5
Spain 22.8 23.8 − 4.2
Sweden 12.1 13.3 − 9.0