Tobacco smoking and tobacco cessation in 2019



Memo, OFDT, 4 p.
April 2020

The 2019 edition of the annual OFDT overview on tobacco describes the repercussions of successive rises in prices of tobacco in the tobacconist network and the continuous increase of the number of people following a treatment to stop smoking. These elements are completed by a report of the results of public surveys carried out in 2018 which witnessed a drop in smoking.

  • On the whole, the total number of tobacco sales is 46 962 tonnes and the decrease in volumes sold in the French tobacconist network reaches 6.6% (on a constant number of delivery days).
  • For the third consecutive year, sales of treatments to help quit smoking have rocketed and now correspond to almost 4.3 million equivalent “treated patients”, that is one third more than in 2018.
  • In parallel, the prevalence of daily smoking has dropped in 2018 among adults (aged between 18 and 75 years old) and secondary school students. In comparison, the number of electronic cigarette users continues to grow among adults, and e-cig experimentation is increasing among adolescents.

Author : Marc-Antoine Douchet

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