The number of individuals who smoke is dropping

Meanwhile, while cannabis use appears to be on the rise, local smoking rates are declining. According to recent data produced by a health ministry poll, the local male smoking rate went below 30% for the first time in 2019 (at 28.8%).

Males and females in their 40s were discovered to smoke the highest, at 37.6 percent and 13.4 percent, respectively, according to the results of the health ministry poll. Fortunately, the overall male rate of 28.8 percent is down 2.3 points from the previous poll, which was conducted in 2016.

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