Albania ranks second in Europe for smoking rate

31/05/2011

TIRANA, Albania -- Albania is home to the second largest number of smokers in Europe after Turkey, according to figures published by the Public Health Institute in Tirana to mark Tuesday's (May 31st) World No Tobacco Day. The data suggests about 40% of Albanian citizens smoke regularly. Specialist Roland Shuperka says one of the most concerning trends is the increasing number of young, female consumers. According to him, urban women smoke about 2.5 times more than those in rural areas. (Telegrafi, Ora News, ABC News - 30/05/11)

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