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In the latest survey by NHS England (July 2019) records showed that 489,300 hospital admissions were attributable to smoking from 2017/2018. An increase of 1% on the previous year yet this figure represents 4% of all hospital admissions.

We asked our panel about smoking and smoking habits, how many are smokers, how many vape how often they smoke, where they are likely to smoke and if non-smokers why they choose not to.

How many people have tried or switched to vaping, do people think vaping is bad for you and are younger people more prone? We asked how early people start smoking in the morning if people are worried about the effects of passive smoking.

Should people who smoke pay more tax towards healthcare to cut the burden on the NHS? And should the government offer more support and alternative ways to help people quit?

The free to download factsheet provides a summary of our findings from a 2000 nationally representative sample of men and women from across the UK.

Also available is the full research report and data tables with cross breaks for demographics including Gender, Age (5 bands), Government Office Region, Household Income, Education Age, Employment Status, Marital Status and Tenure.

Data bundle includes:

  • Summary report
  • Full report including breakdown by age, gender and region
  • Excel tables with cross breaks for all questions and demographics

Question Summary

  • Do people smoke
  • How often do people smoke
  • Who vapes and how safe is vaping
  • Should Government do more to help people to quit
  • Smoking Spend
  • Ways to give up
  • Passive Smoking

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  • Summary of research results

Data Bundle


  • Includes fully charted reports
  • Includes summary report
  • Includes excel tables with detailed cross breaks

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