Local Tobacco Control Profiles for England

The Local Tobacco Control Profiles for England looks at the extent of tobacco use, tobacco related harm, including smoking related ill health and mortality and what is being done at a local level to reduce this harm, including the cost related to smoking and quitting. The most recent data uses information from the Annual Population Survey and gives an update on figures for smoking prevalence in 2018 and also looks at the prevalence in those in routine and manual jobs compared to other occupations. The new data also give an insight into prevalence of smoking in mothers at delivery.

The data is issued to help with commissioning of services at a local level to help deal with tobacco use and improve the health of the local community.  It can also be used to compare your local area with your region or England as a whole.

What does the data tell us?

The results for 2018 show that in England 14.4% of the population were current smokers, which is down from 14.9% in 2017 and 19.8% in 2011. Among those in routine or manual jobs 25.0% were smokers in 2018.

It was also found that 10.6% of mothers were smokers at delivery.

What about in Buckinghamshire?

The results for 2018 show that in Buckinghamshire, 10.3% of the population were current smokers in 2018. This is up from 9.6% in 2017 but down from 14.9% in 2011. Among those in routine or manual jobs 21.1% were smokers.

Of those mothers who gave birth, 7.4% of them were smokers.


You can find more information and access the data by visiting the Public Health England website.