Survey reveals biggest all-time drop in smokers in Poland

Poland's smoking population is at its lowest in history, with one of every four Poles admitting to smoking, recent poll shows.

The CBOS pollster reported that 26 percent of interviewed Poles admitted to smoking, with 82 percent of smokers saying they smoke regularly. According to CBOS, that number is at its lowest since it launched regular surveys on the matter.

Most smokers are aged between 45 and 64 and the fewest in the 18-24 age group. Smoking is highest among the unemployed (45 percent) and unskilled workers (49 percent), and lowest among executives and specialists (each at 15 percent) and school youth and students (each at 14 percent).

The male smoking population has gone down visibly since 2012, when 40 percent of Poles declared themselves as smokers.

CBOS ran the survey on July 4-11 on a random sample of 1,077 adult Poles.

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