Number of smokers in Italy on the rise

Almost a quarter of the population addicted to tobacco

(ANSA) - Rome, May 31 - The number of smokers in Italy is on the rise, the Higher Health Institute (ISS) said on World No Tobacco Day Thursday.
    Some 23.3% or 12.2 million Italians now smoke, 0.4% up on last year, the ISS said.
    Some 27.7% of men, up 3.8%, and 19.2% of women, down 1.9%, are smokers.
    One out of 10 teens between the age of 14 and 17 smokes regularly, the iSS said.
   

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