Hospital admissions which can be caused by smoking in England (UK) 2000-2018

In 2000/01 there were approximately 1.28 million adults admitted to hospital in England due to an illness caused by smoking. By 2017/18 the number of hospital admissions as a result of smoking had increased to approximately 1.86 million, the largest number during the provided time period.

Smoking prevalence across age groups in England

In England in 2017, 26 percent of men and 17 percent of women aged between 25 and 34 years were current smokers. This is the highest share of male smokers across the age groups, while the age group of 16 to 24 years had the largest proportion of female smokers at 21 percent.

Situation north of the border

In Scotland, the highest share of regular smokers is found in the age group 25 to 24 years at approximately a quarter, followed by those aged between 35 and 44 years at 21 percent. In 2017, 20 percent of men and 16 percent of women overall in Scotland were current smokers. 

Number of admissions to NHS hospitals which were caused by smoking in England (UK) from 2000 to 2018

Number of hospital admissions
2017/181,861,589
2016/171,824,936
2015/161,767,663
2014/151,713,330
2013/141,634,266
2012/131,600,202
2011/121,562,569
2010/111,534,064
2009/101,493,490
2008/091,492,239
2007/081,444,079
2006/071,431,831
2005/061,434,568
2004/051,406,264
2003/041,387,967
2002/031,337,860
2001/021,283,477
2000/011,277,830
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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2000 to 2018

Age group

35 years and older

Supplementary notes

The source provides the following information:
- the data include private patients in national health service (NHS) hospitals, but not private patients in private hospitals).

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