'Why do French people smoke so much?'
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FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs.17.08.17: Fresh figures show that tobacco consumption in France has remained stable over the past year, despite efforts by the government to reduce smoking. Le Parisien says the only solution is to raise the price of cigarettes. Meanwhile, Le Figaro warns that the return of "thousands of jihadists" from Syria and Iraq poses a huge risk to Europe's security. We end with Blaise Matuidi's €20 million transfer to Turin's Juventus: "A chapter is closing", writes Le Parisien.