Cigarette smoking among adults including the proportion of people who smoke, their demographic breakdowns, changes over time, and e-cigarettes.

Publications

  • Adult smoking habits in the UK: 2017

    Cigarette smoking habits among adults in the UK, including the proportion of people who smoke, demographic breakdowns, changes over time, and use of e-cigarettes.

Data

  • Cigarette and e-cigarette smoking: supplementary data

    Tables containing additional analyses on cigarette smoking and e-cigarette use.

  • Adult smoking habits in Great Britain

    Annual data on the proportion of adults in England 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.

  • E-cigarette use in Great Britain

    Annual data on the proportion of adults in Great Britain who use e-cigarettes, by different characteristics such as age, sex and reason for vaping.

  • Smoking habits in the UK and its constituent countries

    Annual data on the proportion of adults who currently smoke, the proportion of ex-smokers and proportion of those who have never smoked, by sex and age.

  • E-cigarette use in England

    Annual data on the proportion of adults in England who use e-cigarettes, by different characteristics such as age, sex and reason for vaping.

  • Adult smoking habits in England

    Annual data on the proportion of adults in England 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.

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