Smoking is the single biggest avoidable risk factor for cancer. It is estimated that one in two people born after 1960 in the UK will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime and that more than one in four will die from the disease. July 2017.04. Smoking and Cancer
This fact sheet reports the results of the ASH Smokefree GB surveys on the use of e-cigarettes among adults in Great Britain. ASH included questions on e-cigarette use in this annual survey starting in 2010 with questions addressed only to smokers.Use of E-cigarettes by adults in Great Britain 2018
The costs of smoking to the economy include the expense of treating diseases caused by smoking as well as reduced productivity and environmental costs. March 2017.
The Economics of Tobacco
British American Tobacco and Imperial Tobacco, the world’s second and fourth largest tobacco companies (excluding the Chinese state tobacco monopoly) are based in the UK. Jan 2017.The UK Tobacco Industry
There is a strong association between smoking and mental health conditions. However, people with mental health conditions are generally able to quit smoking if they are given evidenced-based support. December 2016.Smoking and Mental Health
Cigarette smoking can affect fertility in both women and men, sexual function in men, pregnant women’s health, the health of an unborn child, and the health of young children. Dec. 2016.07. Smoking and Reproduction
Levels of secondhand smoke in cars can be extremely high due to the restricted space in which the smoke is circulated. August 2018
This fact sheet summarises tobacco control policy formulated by the European Union. Aug. 2016.20. Tobacco Policy and the European Union
Exposure to tobacco smoke via both active and passive smoking has been shown to increase the risk of developing meningococcal disease. July 201632. Smoking and Meningococcal Disease
This fact sheet includes statistics on tobacco consumption and smoking related
illness and death. November 2018.
A comprehensive look at why and how nicotine is so addictive. This fact sheet examines the mental and physical aspects of nicotine addiction. March 2018.08. Nicotine and Addiction
This fact sheet focuses primarily on waterpipe use and regulation in the UK. Oct 2015.28. Waterpipes (shisha)
From growing the tobacco plant to the disposal of butts and packaging, the whole life cycle of a cigarette takes a heavy toll on the environment. Sept 2015.22. Tobacco and the Environment