Lowest number of smokers ever recorded in England

Lowest number of smokers ever recorded in England

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In 2015, smoking and 16.9% of the English adults. In 2012, this proportion was still 19.3. In the country, making the lowest number of smokers ever recorded.

Various British media report that on the basis of data from Public Health England (PHE). In total, the country is now 7.2 million smokers.

There is more smoking among men (19,1 percent) than among women (14.9 percent).

In 2015 would be 2.5 million smokers have tried to stop. This was the fifth successful. By the decrease there are a total of 14.6 million ex-smokers in England.


The decrease is possible due to the popularity of electronic cigarettes. The sale of this alternative cigarette saw an increase in the past year. Products such as nicotine patches and gum were less in demand.

Kevin Fenton from PHE is positive about the development, but indicates that there is still much work to be done. “In addition to unhealthy eating habits is smoking with 78.000 annual stergevallen the largest cause of premature deaths that can be prevented.”

Fenton hopes that those who have not yet stopped its still going to do it. “People who quit smoking will quickly see that their blood pressure drops, better breathing and better circulation. Quitting smoking is the best thing a smoker can do for his health.”

England seems to be ahead of the decrease of the number of smokers in comparison with other countries of the United Kingdom. In Scotland smokes 20 percent of adults. In Wales, the percentage is 19 and in Northern Ireland 18.

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