Smokers as a share of of 15+ year-old population reached 22.1 % in 2012 in Italy, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.78 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, smokers as a share of of 15+ year-old population in Italy reached an all time high of 35.5 % in 1980 and an all time low of 22.1 % in 2012.
Italy has been ranked 2nd within the group of 7 countries we follow in terms of smokers as a share of of 15+ year-old population, 19 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
This is the percentage of the total population (or population group) who smoke at least one cigarette a day.