This part presents information on the number of hospital admissions and the number of deaths that are attributable to smoking. The commentary covers the latest available data (2019/20 for hospital admissions and 2019 for deaths) but the tables provide data from the previous year since this has not been published before.
Figures presented relate to people aged 35 and over because this age group is most likely to be affected by smoking-related ill health and mortality.
- Hospital admissions data is taken from the latest available Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) and is based on the primary diagnosis.
- Mortality data is taken from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) annual extract of registered deaths and is based on original cause of death.
Links to local authority level data data and self-reported health by smoking status are also provided.
Please note that the charts are based on rounded data. Unrounded data are available in the corresponding data tables.