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Smoking in Lithuania

The overall trend for prevalence of current smokers in the general population in Lithuania has been gradually downwards since 2006. 29% of the population in Lithuania were current smokers in 2017, down from 34% in 2006. The prevalence fluctuated a little in the period. These data come from the Eurobarometer surveys, the most recent of which was carried out in 2017. In the most recent survey a total of 27,901 respondents from different social and demographic groups were interviewed face-to-face at home, in their mother tongue, across all 28 of the EU countries. The sample for each country is representative, however the sample sizes are relatively small (e.g. most countries had just over 1000 participants, but for Italy, Malta and Lithuania the sample was around 500). Nevertheless, the Eurobarometer surveys are useful as they have estimates for smoking prevalence collected over a number of years which can show trends, as described here.

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July 24, 2018 by

Vape clouds produced indoors by e-cigarettes break down within SECONDS [...]

A new study has pitted e-cigarettes against their traditional counterparts to gauge how well they perform in indoor spaces – and, it appears vaping really does have less of an impact on the surrounding air.

While particles from conventional cigarette smoke linger in the air for upwards of 45 minutes, researchers found that those stemming from e-vapor products evaporate within seconds, even indoors.

May 04, 2018 by

Andriukaitis: E-cigarettes under thorough scrutiny, and not the way to stop smoking

“E-cigarettes are under thorough scientific scrutiny and we are currently collecting data. At the moment, it’s known that e-cigarettes are less damaging compared to traditional smoking,” said EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis.

However, the Lithuanian politician pointed out that they are still damaging. “Less [harmful]…but,” he said.