This study is part of the regional Survey on Tobacco Consumption in Southeastern European Countries (STC-SEE) conducted in 2019, and this report presents the results for Albania. The study population included 1,000 adults from 18 to 85 years of age who consider Albania to be their primary place of residence. The sample was designed based on the latest census in Albania, which was conducted in 2011. In order for the study sample to be nationally representative as well as to provide a proper illustration by gender, age group, education, and type of residence (urban versus rural), the sampling procedure was calibrated by following a three-stage sample design.
The survey was based on the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS), International Tobacco Control (ITC), and Pricing Policies and Control of Tobacco in Europe (PPACTE) questionnaires. In addition to sociodemographic characteristics, respondents were asked about their consumption patterns (past and current) for various types of tobacco products, age of smoking initiation, cessation, and attitudes towards tobacco control policies.
National Study Albania 2020 - download here.