Table 1

Demographic characteristics and smoking behaviours of full sample, overall and by country, weighted

All (n=5000) %Czech Republic(n=1000) %Ireland (n=1000) %Sweden (n=1000) %France (n=1000) %Italy (n=1000) %χ2 p value
Smoking status
 Current smoker19.919.223.518.620.517.5<0.01
 Former smoker (quit within 5 years)7.15.29.78.45.46.6
 Former smoker (quit 5+ years)14.49.915.918.711.915.6
 Never smoker58.765.751.054.262.360.3
 Past 5 years quit ratio17.115.119.718.414.216.70.23
 Overall quit ratio51.944.052.159.345.656.0<0.01
Age, years
 18–248.58.311.48.28.26.5<0.01
 25–3418.820.122.015.217.219.4
 35–4418.316.019.818.218.619.0
 45–5417.717.916.818.618.116.9
 55+36.737.730.039.837.938.2
Income
 Well below median9.28.27.75.27.517.5<0.01
 Below median23.519.225.319.224.129.7
 Around median27.640.826.521.727.421.6
 Above median16.014.521.921.214.97.4
 Well above median3.30.83.59.12.80.5
 Refused20.416.515.123.623.323.3
Age of initiation (current smoker only), years
 <1743.928.950.158.341.339.9<0.01
 17–1930.430.3329.923.738.029.2
 >1925.740.720.118.020.730.8
Cigarettes per day (current smoker only)
 0–1057.264.648.763.955.455.8<0.01
 11–2037.131.442.833.438.238.5
 21–304.12.85.62.75.14.0
 31+1.51.23.00.01.31.7
Time to first cigarette (current smokers only)
 Less than 5 min19.813.926.422.819.614.7<0.01
 6–30 min26.019.119.933.630.228.5<0.01
 31–60 min9.39.19.010.76.311.70.29
 More than  60 min45.057.944.832.943.945.1<0.01