Table 1 National score on Tobacco Control Scale (TSC) and sample characteristics
Score TCSMenWomen
25–39 years40–59 years25–39 years40–59 years
No* (% ever†)No* (% ever†)No* (% ever†)No* (% ever†)
Finland581283 (58.4)2558 (65.4)1172 (43.7)1772 (41.9)
Sweden60549 (36.7)1228 (63.5)634 (42.4)1190 (58.3)
Denmark451011 (53.2)2100 (71.2)1157 (55.6)1792 (61.8)
England731012 (57.5)1446 (61.5)1228 (53.9)1509 (55.6)
Ireland74323 (50.6)511 (53.0)330 (49.7)470 (44.8)
Netherlands521013 (61.4)1952 (74.9)1005 (53.8)1932 (69.5)
Belgium501252 (59.6)1968 (76.2)1179 (53.1)1442 (56.9)
Germany36577 (57.4)778 (61.0)521 (49.3)526 (39.4)
France56916 (60.1)1460 (66.6)897 (55.0)1073 (44.3)
Italy578441 (54.0)12481 (67.6)5992 (37.3)7156 (37.8)
Spain311870 (65.3)2076 (74.4)1625 (59.4)1117 (38.3)
Portugal392641 (63.9)3619 (64.1)1237 (30.0)806 (13.2)
Slovakia4998 (66.3)159 (70.2)45 (37.8)93 (42.0)
Hungary47672 (60.8)929 (68.2)712 (58.2)1024 (60.0)
Czech Rep.38162 (63.9)255 (70.7)126 (44.2)202 (54.3)
Lithuania341115 (73.3)1332 (69.6)501 (32.2)358 (17.1)
Latvia29146 (75.2)191 (78.1)102 (42.0)96 (26.0)
Estonia45424 (77.3)547 (80.6)311 (47.7)466 (45.2)
  • *No, number of ever (current + former) smokers.

  • †Ever-smoking ratio (%)  =  total number of ever-smokers divided by total number of respondents (ever + never-smokers).