Key findings on second-hand smoke

The following describe non-smokers’ exposure to second-hand smoke in 3 settings, with data from the 4 European countries participating in the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS). The data were collected before Turkey adopted comprehensive legislation on smoke-free environments.

Restaurants

  • In Poland, 50.9% (11.5 million) of non-smokers were exposed (49.7% for men and 51.9% for women) and 11.4% avoided specific restaurants because of smoke.
  • In the Russian Federation, more than 72.4% (49.5 million) were exposed (74.2% for men and 71.3% for women).
  • In Turkey, 50.2% (5.6 million) were exposed.
  • In Ukraine, 60.8% (4.1 million) were exposed.

Workplace

In Poland, 26.8% (2.2 million) were exposed (33.8% for men and 19.5% for women).

  • In the Russian Federation, 16.8% (11.5 million) were exposed (23.7% for men and 13.9% for women).
  • In Turkey, 31.6% (2.7 million) were exposed (35.4% for men and 23.0% for women).
  • In Ukraine, 26.6% (2.9 million) were exposed (35.2% for men and 21.4% for women).

Home

The percentages of non-smokers living in a home where smoking was allowed were:

  • 28% (6.2 million) (24.9% for men and 30.4% for women) in Poland;
  • 21.5% (14.6 million) (14.8% for men and 24.3% for women) in the Russian Federation;
  • 55.5% (30.5 million) (14.7% for men and 15.8% for women) in Turkey;
  • 21.7% (6.2 million) in Ukraine.