In 2020, 9% of men and women smoked every day. In the age group of 55–64, the proportion was 17%.
However, the proportion of everyday smokers was only 1% among young people under the age of 25.
After many years of a decreasing trend of daily smoking, there are many indications that the trend is flattening out, figures from Statistics Norway (SSB) show.
The proportion of those who say that they smoke occasionally has been stable at around 10–11% for men and 7–9% for women since 2010.
The statistics show that the older age groups smoke about the same as before.
A total of 17% of men and women in the age group of 55-64 smoke every day. Ten years ago, 23% of men and 20% of women in this age group smoked every day.
Snus use has increased in prevalence in the last ten years, especially among young men.
A total of 30% of men aged 25–34 used snus daily in 2020. Among women, snus has been most prevalent among very young women, aged 16–24.
However, the proportion of women who use snus is far lower than among men, with 7% for women and 19% for men.
According to the SSB’s figures, 34% of respondents answered that they drink alcohol weekly, while 4% said they have used cannabis in the last twelve months.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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