Smoking prevalence in the United Kingdom
The prevalence of current smokers in the UK was 15.1%. Of the constituent countries, England had the lowest (14.9%).
Prevalence was 16.5% in Northern Ireland, 16.3% in Scotland, and 16.1% in Wales.
Smoking prevalence in England by Local Authority (LA)3
Since 2012, Blackpool has consistently featured in the ten local authorities with the highest smoking prevalence. This trend continued into 2017, with 22% of Blackpool’s adult population reporting they smoked.
Both Hastings and the City of Kingston Upon Hull have featured in this group for the third consecutive year, with 22% and 23% reporting they smoked, respectively.
Chiltern has featured in the 10 local authorities with the lowest prevalence for the fourth consecutive year with 6% of adults reporting they smoked in 2017.