This part presents information on the number of hospital admissions and the number of deaths that are attributable to smoking.
- Hospital admissions data is taken from the latest available Hospital Episode Statistics (HES). The latest available data covers 2016/17.
- Mortality data is taken from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) annual extract of registered deaths. The latest available data covers 2016.
- Self reported health by smoking status is taken from the ONS Annual Population Survey 2017.
The estimates of the proportion of hospital admissions and deaths attributable to smoking are calculated following a recognised methodology. This uses the proportions of current and ex-smokers in the population and the relative risks of these people dying from specific diseases or developing certain non-fatal conditions compared with those who have never smoked. See Appendix B for further details. Figures presented relate to people aged 35 and over, as relative risks are only available for this age group.
Local Authority level data is taken from the Public Health England (PHE) Local Tobacco Control Profiles.