Updated: 30.11.2016 - Next update: 2.10.2017

Daily smoking has decreased

Daily smoking among men has decreased during the research period. From the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, nearly 30 per cent of men aged 25 to 64 smoked on a daily basis. Since 2005, daily smoking among men has gone down. Nineteen per cent of men in the age group smoked daily in 2015.

Daily smoking among women has also diminished during the research period. The share of daily smoking women aged 20 to 64 remained at the same level (around 18%) from 1996 to 2006. From 2007, daily smoking among women has declined. Fifteen per cent of women in the age group smoked daily in 2015.

National Institute for Health and Welfare

Description of indicator

The indicator expresses the percentage of daily smokers aged 20 to 64 among the Finnish population of the same age.

Based on the question: ‘Do you nowadays smoke (cigarettes, cigars or pipe)?’ The following options were used 1) yes, daily, 2) occasionally, and 3) not at all. The share of option 1) yes, daily was examined.

Data material:

The postal survey Health Behaviour and Health among the Finnish Adult Population (AVTK) was conducted yearly from 1978 to 2014 (

The Regional Health and Welfare Study (ATH) yearly since 2012. (