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. Cancer Research UK reported that smoking is the single greatest cause of preventable illness and early death in the United Kingdom.

Table of contents

  • 1. Smoking behaviour
    • Current cigarette smoker in Scotland 1995-2017, by gender

    • Share of adults who currently smoke in England 2017, by gender and age

    • Ex-regular cigarette smoker in Scotland 1995-2017, by gender

    • Share of adults who are ex-smokers in England 2003-2017, by gender

    • Cigarette smoking status in Scotland 2017, by age

    • Number of cigarettes per current smoker per day in Scotland 1995-2017, by gender

    • Share of adults who are non-smokers in England 2003-2017, by gender

    • Number of cigarettes smoked per day in Scotland 2017, by gender and age

    • Cigarette smoking status in England 2016, by gender

  • 2. Passive smoking
    • Children who live with individuals who smoke in Scotland 2012-2017, by gender

    • Children's exposure to second-hand smoke in Scotland 2012-2017, by gender

    • Children who live with individuals who smoke in Scotland 2017, by gender and age

    • Children's exposure to second-hand smoke in Scotland 2017, 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

    • Exposure to passive smoke by non-smokers in Wales 2015, by gender and age

  • 3. Smoking among children
    • Share of children who have ever smoked in England 2017, by gender and age

    • Pupils dependence on smoking in England 2016, by length of time smoking

    • Children who have never smoked in England 2016, by gender and age

    • Children who smoked in the last week in England 2016, by gender and age

    • UK government information on health risks to children of smoking UK 2016

  • 4. Health risks of smoking
    • Hospital admissions which can be caused by smoking in England (UK) 2000-2017

    • Hospital admissions for respiratory disease due to smoking in England (UK) 2000-2017

    • Hospital admissions for circulatory disease due to smoking in England (UK) 2000-2017

    • Admissions for digestive system diseases caused by smoking in England (UK) 2002-2017

    • Hospital admissions for cancers caused by smoking in England (UK) 2000-2017

  • 5. E-Cigarettes
    • E-cigarette use among women in Great Britain (GB) 2017, by age group

    • E-cigarette use among men in Great Britain (GB) 2017, by age group

    • Adults using e-cigarettes in Great Britain 2014, by smoking status

    • E-cigarette awareness among adults in Great Britain 2014, by smoking status

    • Public attitude towards smoking e-cigarettes indoors in Great Britain in 2014

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