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Thematic Household Survey Report No. 70 published
     The Thematic Household Survey Report No. 70 is published by the Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) today (June 8).

     This publication contains key findings on Hong Kong population's pattern of smoking based on the Thematic Household Survey conducted during April to July 2019.

     The survey results showed that at the time of enumeration, there were some 637 900 daily cigarette smokers, accounting for 10.2% of all persons aged 15 and over in Hong Kong, which was similar to the corresponding percentage (10.0%) in 2017. Daily cigarette smokers consumed on average about 13 sticks of cigarettes a day, more or less the same as in 2017.
     If including persons who consumed other forms of tobacco or related products (e.g. heated tobacco product, e-cigarette, cigar, hand rolled cigarette, water pipe and pipe-smoking), there were some 652 000 daily smokers at the time of enumeration, accounting for 10.5% of all persons aged 15 and over in Hong Kong. The corresponding percentage was 10.1% in 2017. 

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     The survey successfully enumerated target respondents in some 10 000 households in accordance with a scientific sampling scheme to represent the population of Hong Kong.

     Detailed findings of the survey, together with the population coverage and concepts/definitions of key terms, are presented in the publication. Users can download the publication free of charge at the website of the C&SD (www.censtatd.gov.hk/hkstat/sub/sp140.jsp?productCode=B1130201).

     Enquiries about the contents of the publication can be directed to the Social Surveys Section (1) of the C&SD (Tel: 2887 5103 or email: thematic@censtatd.gov.hk).
Ends/Monday, June 8, 2020
Issued at HKT 11:00
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