Smoking rates in UK continue to fall

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 02 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5271
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

The proportion of adult smokers in the United Kingdom was 18.3% in 2014, down from 18.7% in 2013 and 21.0% in 2010, figures show.1

Smoking prevalence in 2014 was highest in Scotland, where 20.3% of adults smoked, and lowest in England, at 18%. Men (20.7%) were more likely to smoke than women (15.9%), show data from the Office for National Statistics’ Integrated Household Survey covering January to …

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