How many Italians smoke?

Recent estimates of the number of smokers in Italy tend to be based on sample surveys. The results are always tentative when they depend upon methods of self-reporting. But figures from surveys in 2002-2003 lead one to believe that just under one-third of the adult male and just under one-quarter of the adult female populations smoke in Italy. That doesn't take into consideration other factors, such as the ever earlier ages at which people tend to start smoking, worldwide.
Recent estimates of the number of smokers in Italy tend to be based on sample surveys. The results are always tentative when they depend upon methods of self-reporting. But figures from surveys in 2002-2003 lead one to believe that just under one-third of the adult male and just under one-quarter of the adult female populations smoke in Italy. That doesn't take into consideration other factors, such as the ever earlier ages at which people tend to start smoking, worldwide.