Press release №2176
21.05.2019
WHAT DO YOU SMOKE?

IN BRIEF

  • 33% of respondents use nicotine products
  • 95% of respondents used ordinary cigarettes when they started to consume nicotine
  • Most of those who prefer e-cigarettes and tobacco-heating devices used cigarettes when they started to consume tobacco

Today every third inhabitant of large Russian cities is a smoker. Most of smokers choose ordinary cigarettes.

MOSCOW, May 21, 2019. Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) presents the data of a survey devoted to tobacco consumption by inhabitants living in certain Russian cities.

For the time being, 33% of adult population living in the cities under examination consume nicotine products regularly; 29% of respondents opt for cigarettes; 1% prefer e-cigarettes; 3% choose tobacco heating systems, and 7% mention other tobacco products (pipes; roll-ups, etc.)

An overwhelming majority of respondents (95%) started with cigarettes when they first tried to consume nicotine on a regular basis; this share is higher among women (97.3%) rather than men (93.3%). Three percent mention other tobacco products; 0.8% cite e-cigarettes. Only 0.4% started with tobacco heating devices.  

VCIOM survey was conducted in May and April, 2019, and commissioned by Philip Morris Sales and Marketing. The survey involved inhabitants of Moscow, St Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Rostov-on-Don, Novosibirsk and Krasnodar aged 18 and over. The survey was conducted via telephone; it was based on a random sample of landline and mobile telephone numbers (6,000 respondents). Quota sampling was used (quotas set for population size, sex, and age).

 

Do you consume tobacco and nicotine products?  (%  of total respondents)
  Total respondents Men Women Aged 18-29 Aged 30-39 Aged 40-49 Aged 50 and over
Number of respondents 6000 2682 3318 1436 1125 1015 2424
Those who never consumed tobacco  and nicotine products   47 33 59 48 41 44 52
Those who consumed  tobacco and nicotine products  in the past 20 24 16 13 23 20 23
Those who consume tobacco and nicotine products  now 33 43 25 39 37 37 26

Types of tobacco and nicotine consumers (% of total respondents)
  Total respondents
Number of respondents 6000
Those who smoke cigarettes   28.9
Those who smoke other types of tobacco products (cigars, cigarillos, pipes, etc.)    7.4
Those who use tobacco-heating devices 2.6
Those who use e-cigars 1.3

First regularly consumed tobacco and nicotine product (% of regular and former tobacco consumers)
  Total respondents Men Women Aged 18-29 Aged 30-39 Aged 40-49 Aged 50 and over
Number of respondents 2957 1715 1242 678 636 544 1099
Cigarettes 95 93.3 97.3 90.1 95.9 96.3 96.8
Other types of tobacco products (cigars, cigarillos, pipes, etc.) 3.0 4.0 1.7 5.8 2.8 2.6 1.7
E-cigars 0.8 1.1 0.4 2.8 0.2 0.4 0.2
Tobacco-heating devices 0.4 0.4 0.3 1.0 0.6 - -
No answer 0.8 1.2 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.7 1.3

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