A million people stopped last year with smoke

A million people who each day smoked, the there are within a time period of a year stopped. That has the French ministry of Health announced. According to minister Agnès Buzyn has that much to do with the increase of the tabaksprijs.

In 2017 smoked 26,9 percent of the 18 to 75-year-olds every day. A year earlier, it was 29.4 percent. “These results are encouraging, they show a break in trend”, said minister Agnès Buzyn a news conference. “With the tax increase, we can hope that these results are sustainable.’

One of the most striking trends is the decline in the most disadvantaged smokers, ” for the first time since 2000, reports the ministry. In that poorest smoked 34 percent every day in 2017 compared to 38,8 per cent in 2016. With the unemployed was that 43,5 percent in 2017 compared to 49,7 percent in 2016.

The government-Macron has set a goal of made to the price of a pack of cigarettes at november 2020 to 10 euro lifting.

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