Pupils dependence on smoking in England 2018, by length of time smoking

This statistic displays secondary school children who have a dependence on smoking in England in 2018, by length of time as a regular smoker. In the year 2018, 62 percent of school children who had been smoking for one year or less said it would be difficult to give up smoking altogether.

Share of school children who are dependent on smoking in England in 2018, by length of time smoking

1 year or lessMore than 1 year
Would find it difficult not to smoke for a week43%84%
Would find it difficult to give up altogether62%87%
Would like to give up31%22%
Has tried to give up64%52%
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Source

Release date

August 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

01 Jan 2018 to 31 Dec 2018

Number of respondents

133*

Age group

11-15 years

Special properties

Pupils

Method of interview

Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases n (1 year or less)=72, n (More than 1 year)=58
The source provides the following information:
- secondary school children in the school years 7 to 11, mostly aged 11 to 15.
- those who have smoked at least one cigarette in the last seven days.
- total includes pupils who did not say how long they had smoked regularly.

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