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Sri Lanka Spot Survey on Tobacco Trends, December 2012


General Info
Sri Lanka (LKA)
Central, Eastern, North Central, Northern, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Western
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
12/2012 - 12/2012
Series or system 
Sri Lanka Trend Survey on Tobacco
Data type
  • Individual

The Spot Survey on Tobacco Trends, in use since 1998, is a biannual survey that monitors and identifies the prevailing trends, patterns, and attitudes related to tobacco and tobacco use.

The December 2012 survey focused on the following districts: Colombo, Gampaha, Galle, Kegalle, Anuradhapura, Jaffna, Batticaloa, Kandy, Rathnapura, and Vavunia. The survey was conducted in December 2012 over a period of one month and covered a total number of 2,349 male respondents ages 15 and above.

The report is titled Spot Survey December 2012: Trends in Tobacco Consumption. It features a comparative analysis of the results from December 2012 with those of December 2011 and a chart comparison of tobacco use trends results from July 2000 to December 2012.