Four facts about smoking in the UK 2014

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The proportion of adults who smoke in the UK has fallen from 21% in 2010 to 18.3% in 2014, according to the Integrated Household Survey.

The Integrated Household Survey’s smoking prevalence data is a key measure for monitoring tobacco use in the UK, with various initiatives in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland launched since 2011, aimed at reducing tobacco use.

See below for its main points:

The proportion of adults in the UK who smoke cigarettes has fallen from 21% in 2010, to 18.3% in 2014.
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Men (20.7%) were more likely to be cigarette smokers than women (15.9%) in 2014.
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People working in routine and manual occupations smoked the most in 2014 (28.2%).
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The proportion who smoked cigarettes was higher among those who identified themselves as lesbian, gay or bisexual (25.3%) compared with those who identified themselves as heterosexual/straight (18.4%).
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