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Smoking Statistics: Illness and Death


Smoking is the primary cause of preventable illness and premature death. Half of all life-long smokers die prematurely losing on average 10 years of life.

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Smoking Statistics: Who Smokes and How Much


This fact sheet includes statistics on numbers of smokers, tobacco consumption and dependence on smoking.

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Use of electronic cigarettes (vapourisers) among adults in Great Britain


Since 2010 there has been a significant rise in use of electronic cigarettes among adult smokers in Great Britain. This fact sheet summarises findings from annual surveys.

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Use of electronic cigarettes (vapourisers) among children in Great Britain


Regular use of electronic cigarettes among children and young people in Britain is rare and is confined almost entirely to those who currently smoke or have previously smoked.

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Young People and Smoking


Since the late 1990s there has been a fall in smoking among 11-15 year olds after at least two decades of little change. Children are more likely to smoke if their parents smoke and parents’ attitude to smoking is also an important factor.

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Tobacco and Ethnic Minorities


Smoking rates vary considerably between ethnic groups and within groups they vary by gender.

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