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Smoking in Ireland 2014: Synopsis of Key Patterns


Mr. Paul Hickey and Dr. David S. Evans

Subject Keywords: Smoking
Topic: Cancer
Chronic Conditions
Chronic Conditions
Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland

The Office of Tobacco Control (OTC) initiated a smoking prevalence tracker survey (Smoking Tracker Survey) in July 2002. The survey was continued by the OTC until the Office was dissolved in 2010. At that stage many of the functions of the OTC transferred to the Health Service Executive who have continued the survey. The smoking prevalence tracker survey involves a monthly nationally representative telephone poll of 1000 people (randomly selected) aged 15 years and over. The smoking prevalence question in the survey is, “Do you smoke one or more cigarettes each week, whether packaged or roll your own?” The survey includes a range of sociodemographic characteristics that facilitate analysis by gender, age cohort, social socioeconomic group and region. Basic information obtained from the survey has been published on the OTC and HSE websites over the years. To improve accessibility to the dataset this concise downloadable report is being published in its present format.





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Suggested citation:

Mr. Paul Hickey and Dr. David S. Evans . (2015) Smoking in Ireland 2014: Synopsis of Key Patterns [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 21st July 2019].


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