81% of Icelanders never smoke

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Over 81% of people in Iceland never smoke which is the third highest proportion of non-smokers in Europe. The highest percentage of non-smokers is in Sweden, 83 % and in Britain, just under 83%. 

The highest percentage of smokers was in Bulgaria followed by Greece and Turkey. 

A chart showing smoking habits of Europeans.

A chart showing smoking habits of Europeans. Iceland Bureau of Statistics

This appeared in a European Health Examination Survey published by the Iceland Statistics Bureau. The survey was conducted in Iceland in the autumn of 2015. 

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