Europe 15% of 15-24 year olds in the EU smoke regularly

In the European Union, around 15% of young people aged 15-24 smoked every day in 2019. There was a clear difference between the males and females, with 18% of young men and 12% of young women smoking daily.

In Germany, 18% of 15-24 year olds smoked regularly, according to EU statistics office Eurostat. The highest smoking rates among young people in the EU were in Hungary (26%) and Austria (19%), and the lowest in Sweden (5%) and Finland (7%).

Data as of 7.12.2021. Detailed data on smoking in the European Union are available in the Eurostat database. Data on health-related behaviour and health status in Germany is available in the national health section of this website.