Statistics on smoking and NHS Stop Smoking services in England now available:
The NHS Information Centre (NHS IC) has published the following statistics on its website:
. Smoking in England - 2012
This report presents a range of information on smoking which is drawn together from a variety of sources. The report aims to present a broad picture of health issues relating to smoking in England and covers topics such as smoking prevalence, habits, behaviours and attitudes among adults and school children, smoking-related ill health and mortality and smoking-related costs.
The report's main findings include (direct from source):
. An estimated 460,000 hospital admissions in 2010/11 among people aged 35 and over were due to smoking
. This is the equivalent of 1,260 admissions a day; representing one in 20 of all admissions to hospital in 2010/11.
Among people aged 35 and over:
. Around 1.5 million hospital admissions had a primary diagnosis of a disease that can be caused ...