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Nearly 3 in 4 (71%) Pakistanis say that they never smoke; over 1 in 10 (13%) say they smoke a lot

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Islamabad, 13 February, 2020

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup & Gilani Pakistan, 71% Pakistanis say that they never smoke; 13% say they smoke a lot.

A representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “How often would you say that you smoke?In response, 13% say they smoke a lot, 7% say they smoke often, 4% say sometimes, 5% say they rarely smoke and a high 71% say they never smoke.

Urban/Rural Breakdown: More urban respondents claim to be smokers as compared to rural respondents

Out of the total rural respondents, 31% claim to be smokers while 69% say they are non-smokers. Out of the total urban respondents, 23% claim they are smokers while 75% say they are non-smokers.

Gender Breakdown: A high 40% difference between men and women that claim to be smokers

Out of the total male respondents, 42% claim to be smokers while 58% say they are non-smokers. Out of the total female respondents, 2% claim they are smokers while 97% say they are non-smokers.

Age Breakdown: Twice as many respondents above 50 years of age claimed to smoke as compared to those under 30 years Out of the respondents aged under 30, 18% claimed to be smokers while 82% were non-smokers. Amongst Pakistanis aged between 30 and 50, 37% claimed to be smokers as opposed to 62% non-smokers. From those aged above 50, 45% said they were smokers compared to 55% that claimed they were non-smokers.

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