This report presents a range of information on smoking which is drawn together from a variety of sources. The report aims to present a broad picture of health issues relating to smoking in England and covers topics such as smoking prevalence, habits, behaviours and attitudes among adults and school children, smoking-related ill health and mortality and smoking-related costs.
Key facts cover the latest year of data available (shown in brackets).
The report also includes information on:
Affordability and expenditure on tobacco.
Prescriptions for stop smoking aids.
Use and success rate of NHS stop smoking services.
Where pupils get cigarettes, and their attitudes to smoking.
Selected local level analysis.
An increase of 2% on the previous year. This represents 4% of all hospital admissions.
A decrease of 2% on the previous year. This represents 16% of all deaths.
Down from 15.5% in 2016, and 19.8% in 2011.
Down from 15.8% in 2006/07, but above the current national ambition of 6% or less.