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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.  June 2016

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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.  May 2016.

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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.  March 2017.

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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.  Oct 2016.

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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.  July 2015.

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Tobacco and Ethnic Minorities

Smoking rates vary considerably between ethnic groups and within groups they vary by gender.  Sept 2011.

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