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Statistics on adults smoking, stopping smoking, e-cigarette use, and exposure to tobacco smoke for April 2018 to March 2019.

Main points

  • 17% of adults reported that they currently smoked; there has been a general downward trend in recent years.
  • Adults in the 3 most deprived quintiles were more likely to smoke than those in the 2 least deprived quintiles, however the gap between them was smaller than in 2016-17.
  • 45% of smokers had tried to give up in the past year, the most common method used to try and stop smoking was e-cigarettes (49%).
  • 6% of adults reported currently using e-cigarettes, the most common reason for using e-cigarettes was to help stop smoking tobacco (76% of current users).
  • 29% of non-smoking adults reported being exposed to tobacco smoke indoors or outdoors.


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