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National Statistics
Publication, Part of

Statistics on Smoking - England , 2018 [PAS]

Official statistics, National statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
United Kingdom
Geographical Granularity:
Country, Local Authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Strategic Health Authorities, Government Office Regions
Date Range:
01 Jan 1980 to 31 Mar 2018


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

Key facts cover the latest year of data available (shown in brackets).

The report also includes information on:

  • E-cigarette prevalence.
  • 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.
484,700 hospital admissions attributable to smoking
An increase of 2% on the previous year. This represents 4% of all hospital admissions.
77,900 deaths attributable to smoking
A decrease of 2% on the previous year. This represents 16% of all deaths.
15% of adults are classified as current smokers.
Down from 15.5% in 2016, and 19.8% in 2011.
10.8% of mothers were smokers at the time of delivery
Down from 15.8% in 2006/07, but above the current national ambition of 6% or less.


Last edited: 10 July 2018 9:32 am