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Attitude towards the Law on Tobacco Control in Tbilisi

According to the survey conducted in Tbilisi in June of 2018, 34% of citizens are consumers of tobacco. Among them, 29% smokes regularly, 5% only occasionally.

According to the results of the same study conducted in the spring of 2017, 31% of adult residents of Tbilisi were consumers of tobacco which demonstrates that the situation has not changed from this point of view.

Rate of tobacco consumption is much higher among men (58%) than women (16%), citizens in 35-54 age category consume tobacco most actively.

63% of Tbilisi residents believe that the law on “Tobacco Control” will not reduce consumption of tobacco but the same quantity (64%) give positive evaluation towards new regulations.

The majority (58%) of tobacco consumers smoke more than 15 cigarettes a day and declares that restriction of tobacco consumption in public places did not affect their consumption frequency. Speaking of gender perspective, the difference is significant: 68% of men smoke more than 15 cigarettes a day while only 29% of women consume the same quantity.

The survey was conducted in Tbilisi among 400 adult residents using random selection technique, on  June 2-3, 2018. The statistical margin of error ranges from 3.0% to 6.5%. Utilized research method – FTF interview.

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