European Commission, “Special Eurobarometer 506: Attitudes of Europeans towards tobacco and electronic cigarettes,” February 2021
- 28,288 Europeans were surveyed on their attitudes towards tobacco and nicotine products.
- The research found that Sweden had by far the lowest smoking rate in Europe at 7%. The next closest countries were the UK and the Netherlands both at 12%. The EU average was 23%.
- Swedish smokers also smoke the fewest number of cigarettes per day (9.1).
- The low smoking rates can be attributed to the high use of nicotine pouch alternatives with one in five reporting using nicotine pouches.
- Sweden also has very high quit rates. One-third of Swedes report successfully giving up smoking (33%) compared to the EU average of 22%.