Smoking among young people in Republic of Ireland down by 17% since 1998

According to figures published from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Trends Report (HBSC), smoking among young people in Ireland has declined by 17% in the past 2 decades, decreasing from 22.6% in 1998 to 5.3% in 2018. Rates of alcohol use as estimated in the HBSC have also decreased, from 33% to 19% over the same reporting period.

Source: https://www.irishnews.com/news/republicofirelandnews/2021/03/08/news/number-of-children-smoking-in-republic-drops-by-17-in-two-decades-2247838/