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Over one third of people in Ukraine smoke

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Dec. 14, 2010, 7:02 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
A total of 36% of Ukrainians smoke tobacco, including 31% of those who smoke every day, according to the results of a study, entitled "Main reasons for the high death rate in Ukraine" conducted by the World Bank, the results of which have been sent to the Dzerkalo Tyzhnia weekly newspaper. The results of the survey exceed an average percentage of smokers in European region - 28.6% (according to the WHO).

Thus, men with primary education and women with higher education are inclined to smoking, including daily smoking, reads the World Bank report.

The average age that daily smokers start the habit is decreasing, and at present is 16 years. The smallest percentage of smokers is to be found in the west of the country (24.6%), while the largest is in the east (34%). Some 80% of daily smokers are men. In the younger age group there are four times as many smokers as in the older age group.
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Anonymous Dec. 14, 2010, 8:32 p.m.    

actually surprised its only 33% -this will embolden genocide deniers because they are NEVER satisfied unless there is 100% of Ukrainians dead (they Never demand 100% from Jews to recognize Holocaust)

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Anonymous Dec. 15, 2010, 1:22 a.m.    

It's not real.

Because or they live all in Odessa or the number is bigger and bigger

may be is one error 36 don't smoke and 64 do it?

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Igor Kalenichenko Dec. 15, 2010, 9:29 a.m.    

Im sure this figure has nothing to do with the next post &quot;Every third Ukrainian has high blood pressure&quot; sounds like making up statistics)))) I am also sure that their is a much higher percentage of people in Ukraine who smoke, especially in big cities and low income towns (industrial towns). I am a young guy, 22, and most of my piers and friends smoke (more like 80%). Plus the &quot;research&quot; has to be biast, I can imagine them interviewing a large enough sample to justify their findings!

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Anonymous Dec. 15, 2010, 9:59 a.m.    

Real Ukrainian cigarettes much better as Moskal cigarettes.

Best.

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