Rate of cigarette smoking in the UK 1974-2017, by gender

This statistic displays the prevalence of cigarette smoking among adults in the United Kingdom from 1974 to 2017, by gender. The prevalence of smoking among men and women has substantially declined since 1974. In 2017, 17 percent of men and 13.3 percent of women smoked cigarettes, which is one third the rate reported in 1974.

Prevalence of cigarette smoking among adults in the United Kingdom* from 1974 to 2017, by gender

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Release date

November 2018

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

1974 to 2015

Age group

16 years and over

Supplementary notes

* Since 2000 data have been weighted. 1974-2010 figures are from the GLS/OPN surveys and are for Great Britain. Data from 2014 onwards is from the Annual Population Survey and is for the UK.

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