In the UK, in 2019, 14.1% of people aged 18 years and above smoked cigarettes, which equates to around 6.9 million people in the population, based on our estimate from the Annual Population Survey (APS).
The proportion of current smokers in the UK has fallen significantly from 14.7% in 2018 to 14.1% in 2019.
Of the constituent countries, 13.9% of adults in England smoked, 15.5% of adults in Wales, 15.4% of adults in Scotland and 15.6% of adults in Northern Ireland.
Annual data on the proportion of adults in Great Britain who smoke cigarettes, cigarette consumption, the proportion who have never smoked cigarettes and the proportion of smokers who have quit by sex and age over time.
Annual number of deaths registered related to drug poisoning and median registration delays, in England and Wales. Data presented by cause of death, sex, age, substance(s) involved in the death, country and region, and areas of deprivation.