Regional press releases: support for government action to reduce smoking



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See below for regional press releases on the latest national smoking prevalence data and ASH’s Smokefree GB Survey of public onion on tobacco control.

The national press release can be viewed here, and regional releases are below.

Yorkshire and the Humber: Smoking rates in Yorkshire and Humber are the lowest ever recorded at 16.7%: but people in the region still want Government to do more to limit smoking

North West: Smoking rates have declined by 1.4 percentage points in the North West [1], faster than the national average: but people in the region still want Government to do more to limit smoking

West Midlands: Smoking rates in the West Midlands rose last year: people in the region want Government to do more to limit smoking

East Midlands: Smoking rates in the East Midlands rose last year: people in the region want Government to do more to limit smoking

East of England: Smoking rates in the East of England are lowest ever recorded at 14%: yet still citizens are urging the Government to do more to limit smoking

London: Smoking rates in London are lowest ever recorded at 13.9%: yet still the Capital’s citizens are urging the Government to do more to limit smoking

South East: Smoking rates in the South East are lowest ever recorded at 12.9%: yet still citizens are urging the Government to do more to limit smoking

South West: Smoking rates in the South West rose last year: people in the region want Government to do more to limit smoking

North East: New record low for smoking rates in the North East