Smoking in the United Kingdom (UK)

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Statista dossier on smoking in the United Kingdom (UK)

This dossier presents a range of statistics and facts about smoking in the United Kingdom. Since the enactment of the smoking ban, restricting smoking in workplaces and enclosed public places, the rate of smoking in the UK has decreased considerably. This dossier includes chapters on smoking behavior, passive smoking, the health risks of smoking, attempts to quit smoking, and the use of e-cigarettes.

Table of contents

  • 1. Smoking behaviour
    • Share of adults who currently smoke in England 2019, by gender and age

    • Share of adults who are ex-smokers in England 2003-2019, by gender

    • Share of adults who are non-smokers in England 2003-2019, by gender

    • Cigarette smoking status in England 2019, by gender

    • Cigarette smoking status in Scotland 2020, by age

    • Number of cigarettes smoked per day in Scotland 2018, by gender and age

    • Current cigarette smoker in Scotland 1995-2020, by gender

    • Ex-regular cigarette smoker in Scotland 1995-2020, by gender

    • Number of cigarettes per current smoker per day in Scotland 1995-2019, by gender

  • 2. Passive smoking
    • Children who live with individuals who smoke in Scotland 2012-2019, by gender

    • Children's exposure to second-hand smoke in Scotland 2012-2019, by gender

    • Children who live with individuals who smoke in Scotland 2018, by gender and age

    • Children's exposure to second-hand smoke in Scotland 2018, by gender and age

    • Non-smokers' exposure to second-hand smoke in Scotland 2017, by gender and place

    • Non-smokers' exposure to second-hand smoke in Scotland 2017, by age

  • 3. Smoking among children
    • Share of children who have ever smoked in England 2019, by gender and age

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

    • Children who have never smoked in England 2018, by gender and age

    • Children who smoked in the last week in England 2018, by gender and age

  • 4. Health risks of smoking
    • Hospital admissions which can be caused by smoking in England (UK) 2000-2020

    • Hospital admissions for respiratory disease due to smoking in England (UK) 2000-2020

    • Hospital admissions for circulatory disease due to smoking in England (UK) 2000-2020

    • Admissions for digestive system diseases caused by smoking in England (UK) 2002-2020

    • Hospital admissions for cancers caused by smoking in England (UK) 2000-2020

    • England: women smoking during pregnancy 2006-2019

  • 5. Attempts to quit smoking
    • Smoking cessation aids OTC sales value in Great Britain 2009-2020

    • Quit smoking date set in England 2019/20, by age and gender

    • Outcome at four weeks of quit smoking date in England 2019/20, by age

    • Attempts to stop smoking in Scotland 2019/20, by age and gender

    • Northern Ireland: share of people who quit smoking at 4 week follow-up 2010-2020

  • 6. E-Cigarettes
    • E-cigarette use among women in Great Britain (GB) 2019, by age group

    • E-cigarette use among men in Great Britain (GB) 2019, by age group

    • Great Britain: Use of e-cigarettes among young people 2020, by age

    • Great Britain: Use of e-cigarettes among young people 2013-2020

    • Great Britain: Use of e-cigarettes among young people 2020, by smoking status

    • Great Britain: Perception of harm of e-cigarettes among young people 2013-2020

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