Danish nicotine junkies lead Nordic pack

When it comes to the average number of cigarettes consumed per year, Denmark is a long way ahead of its Nordic brethren, according to a new analysis by the Czech linguist Jakub Marian.

photo by lanier67 (source: Flickr Creative Commons)

photo by lanier67 (source: Flickr Creative Commons)

Marian’s analysis – which is based on the data of a number of studies released in 2007 – reveals that the average Dane aged 15 and over consumes 1,413 cigarettes every year, compared to Sweden’s 715, Norway’s 534, Finland’s 671 and Iceland’s 477.

The map also reveals that southern and eastern Europeans smoke a lot more than northern Europeans, with particularly the Russians (2,786), Ukrainians (2,401), Belarusians (2,266) and Moldovans (2,479) smoking like chimneys in the east.

Read more: Copenhagen Post

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