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Data sourced: 2022.   Page updated: 2023-10-25

Prevalence

10.6 million
1
2017
7.2 million
2
2018
6.4 million
3 A
2022
References:
  1. (1) WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000-2025, third edition. (2019). World Health Organization. https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/who-global-report-on-trends-in-prevalence-of-tobacco-use-2000-2025-third-edition. (2) Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Ed.). (2019). World Population Prospects 2019 (Online Edition Rev. 1.; Population Division). United Nations. https://population.un.org/wpp/Download/Standard/Population/
  2. Office for National Statistics (2019) Adult smoking habits in the UK: 2018 available at: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/healthandlifeexpectancies/bulletins/adultsmokinghabitsingreatbritain/2018
  3. Office for National Statistics. (2023). Adult smoking habits in the UK: 2022. https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/healthandlifeexpectancies/bulletins/adultsmokinghabitsingreatbritain/2022
Comments:
  1. Annual Population Survey from the Office for National Statistics 2022. Proportion who were current smokers, all persons aged 18 years and over, UK, 2022
15.1%
1
2017
14.7%
1
2018
14.5%
3
2020
14.3%
4
2020
12.9%
5 A
2022
References:
  1. Office for National Statistics. (2019). Adult smoking habits in the UK: 2018. ONS Statistical Bulletin, 1–16.
  2. WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000-2025, third edition. (2019). World Health Organization. https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/who-global-report-on-trends-in-prevalence-of-tobacco-use-2000-2025-third-edition.
  3. Smoking habits in the UK and its constituent countries, Office for National Statistics, 2021
  4. WHO. (2021). WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000-2025, fourth edition (4th ed). World Health Organization. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/348537
  5. Office for National Statistics. (2023). Adult smoking habits in the UK: 2022. https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/healthandlifeexpectancies/bulletins/adultsmokinghabitsingreatbritain/2022
Comments:
  1. Annual Population Survey from the Office for National Statistics 2022. Proportion who were current smokers, all persons aged 18 years and over, UK, 2022
17.3%
1
2017
13%
2
2018
13.7%
3
2020
12.5%
4
2020
11.2%
5 A
2022
References:
  1. WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000-2025, third edition. (2019). World Health Organization. https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/who-global-report-on-trends-in-prevalence-of-tobacco-use-2000-2025-third-edition.
  2. Office for National Statistics (2019) Adult smoking habits in the UK: 2018 available at: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/healthandlifeexpectancies/bulletins/adultsmokinghabitsingreatbritain/2018
  3. Smoking habits in the UK and its constituent countries, Office for National Statistics, 2021
  4. WHO. (2021). WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000-2025, fourth edition (4th ed). World Health Organization. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/348537
  5. Office for National Statistics. (2023). Adult smoking habits in the UK: 2022. https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/healthandlifeexpectancies/bulletins/adultsmokinghabitsingreatbritain/2022
Comments:
  1. Annual Population Survey from the Office for National Statistics 2022. Proportion who were current smokers, all persons aged 18 years and over, UK, 2022
21.1%
1
2017
16.5%
2
2018
15.3%
3
2020
16.2%
4
2020
14.6%
5 A
2022
References:
  1. WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000-2025, third edition. (2019). World Health Organization. https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/who-global-report-on-trends-in-prevalence-of-tobacco-use-2000-2025-third-edition.
  2. Office for National Statistics (2019) Adult smoking habits in the UK: 2018 available at: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/healthandlifeexpectancies/bulletins/adultsmokinghabitsingreatbritain/2018
  3. Smoking habits in the UK and its constituent countries, Office for National Statistics, 2021
  4. WHO. (2021). WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000-2025, fourth edition (4th ed). World Health Organization. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/348537
  5. Office for National Statistics. (2023). Adult smoking habits in the UK: 2022. https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/healthandlifeexpectancies/bulletins/adultsmokinghabitsingreatbritain/2022
Comments:
  1. Annual Population Survey from the Office for National Statistics 2022. Proportion who were current smokers, all persons aged 18 years and over, UK, 2022
7.2 million
2 B
14.7%
2 B
13%
2 B
16.5%
2 B
References:
  1. Office for National Statistics. (2023). Adult smoking habits in the UK: 2022. https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/healthandlifeexpectancies/bulletins/adultsmokinghabitsingreatbritain/2022
  2. Office for National Statistics (2019) Adult smoking habits in the UK: 2018 available at: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/healthandlifeexpectancies/bulletins/adultsmokinghabitsingreatbritain/2018
Comments:
  1. Annual Population Survey from the Office for National Statistics 2022. Proportion who were current smokers, all persons aged 18 years and over, UK, 2022
  2. Prevalence figures are for 'current' smokers aged 18 and over, rather than exclusively daily smokers.

Smoking-related mortality

References:
  1. The Tobacco Atlas. Available at: https://tobaccoatlas.org/topic/deaths/ Data source: GBD 2016 Risk Factors Collaborators.
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