A new JSNA Bitesize (one page) publication on smoking is now available on Oxfordshire Insight (and attached) 20190930_Bitesize_Smoking
The bitesize shows the most recent data for Oxfordshire from Public Health England, ONS and NHS Digital and findings include:
- In 2018 an estimated 10.1% of adults in Oxfordshire were smokers, significantly lower than the England average of 14.4%.
- For adults in routine and manual occupations in Oxfordshire, smoking prevalence is 17%, down from 33% in 2015.
- In 2018, 5% of school pupils aged 11-15 in England were classified as current smokers. Though not significantly different from the surveys in 2014 and 2016 (6%), the proportion has generally declined over time since 1996, when 22% of pupils were current smokers.
- Vaping (nationally) was most common among current cigarette smokers and ex-cigarette smokers. Less than 1% of people who have never smoked reported that they currently vape.
This and other JSNA bitesize publications are available on the main JSNA page on Oxfordshire Insight.