Almost half of unemployed people smoke

Almost half of unemployed people smoke

Nearly half of all unemployed Irish people smoke, according to a report issued today.

Research carried out by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland also shows that 27% of all Irish people currently smoke.

This means the incidence of smokers among the unemployed, at 49%, is nearly double that of the general population.

In the workforce, craft and trade workers showed the highest incidence of smoking, with 45% of female and 39% of male workers smoking.

It also revealed that the lowest levels of smoking were reported by professional workers, with 20% of men and 18% of women smoking.


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