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Smoking prevalence falls among adults in England

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j2953 (Published 19 June 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2953
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

The proportion of people in England aged over 18 who smoke decreased from 19.9% in 2010 to 15.5% in 2016, figures from NHS Digital show.1

The figures, collected from a range of sources, showed that the prevalence of smoking had fallen in all age groups but that the greatest reduction was among younger adults aged 18-24, down from 26% in 2010 to …

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