Do you smoke? Would you like to give up? How many cigarettes do you smoke a day?
Are you an ex-smoker? Was giving up easy? Are you ever tempted to have another cigarette? How do you stop yourself?
What are your opinions on smoking?
Does smoking bother you?
Do you think there should be a complete ban in all public places?
How can the young be discouraged from starting the habit?
What do you think of the idea of putting graphic images on packets to show the conseqences of smoking?
Smoking legislation in Spain has not reduced the number of smokers
The finding comes from the latest Eurobarometer research
There are now more smokers in Spain than when the 2006 anti-smoking legislation came into effect.
According to the Eurobarometer, 35% of Spaniards still smoke, going against the reduction seen in other parts of Europe, where the average number of smokers has fallen to 29%. It means that if the Government’s intention was to reduce the number of smokers with the current law, it has failed, although new tougher regulations banning smoking in all closed public spaces including all bars and restaurants is expected to come into force this summer.
1,000 people were questioned in each country last October to obtain the data, which also showed that 52% of the unemployed are smokers, but that only 17% of over 55’s smoke.
The latest survey also shows that 61% of Europeans don’t allow smoking in their homes, and that most people are in favour of the new images on cigarette packs.