Share of population by country that were current smokers in the UK 2019

The number of current smokers within the UK for each country are shown to be relatively consistent with one another as of 2019. The population of England was shown to have the least amount of current smokers, at approximately 14 percent of the total population. Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales all had approximately 15.5 percent of their population currently smoking at the time of survey.

Share of the population that were current smokers in the United Kingdom 2019, by country

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Sources

Release date

July 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2019*

Number of respondents

205,978**

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

The results have been weighted to represent the entire population.
*The source does not specify the date of the survey.
**The sample size of smokers and non-smokers was 205,978, and the "currently smoking" percentage of that population was used in this statistic.

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