The Government released the 2010 Hong Kong Smoking Prevalence
Census and Statistics Department published the Thematic Household Survey Report No.45 on 10 December 2010, in which the 2010 current smoking prevalence was 13% and the daily smoking prevalence was 12%. Taking into consideration of sampling error in survey, the corresponding smoking prevalence found in this survey were at the similar level as in the 2007/08 survey, 13.1% and 11.8% respectively.
Among 5,842,400 Hong Kong residents aged 15 or above, 758,100 persons had a smoking habit, of whom about 698,700 persons had a daily smoking habit. Analyzing the results from the latest two surveys by sex and age group, the drop of smoking prevalence is more apparent among young males than among young females. The percentage of young daily smokers had decreased from 2.4% and 12.2% to 1.8% and 11% respectively. Please refer the following table for further breakdown:
The survey was conducted from November 2009 to February 2010. Other than smoking patterns of Hong Kong people, this survey also collected data on health-related topics, such as self-perceived general health condition, habits of consuming alcoholic drinks and doing physical exercise.