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Smoking Facts - County Durham

Adult Smoking prevalence
County Durham
19.0%
North East
18.7%
England
16.9%
79696 Adults in County Durham are smokers
Current smoking prevalence amongst 15 year olds
County Durham
11.2%
England
8.2%
Estimated number of
15-year olds smoking
 
655  
% of pregnant women recorded as smoking at time of delivery
County Durham
16.6%
North East
15.6%
England
10.2%
Directly standardised rate of adults (35+) per 100,000 people who die from a smoking-related disease each year
County Durham
367.8
North East
359.1
England
274.8
1,125 people (35+) die from a smoking-related disease each year in County Durham
In County Durham 1,257 estimated child disease incidents from exposure to second hand smoke in a year
Cost to
NHS
£19.3m
138,774 estimated NHS appointments due to smoking in County Durham
90,762 GP appointments
4,165 Hospital admissions
27,658 Practice nurse consultations
16,189 Outpatient visits
86,638 estimated number of work days lost due to smoking related illness in County Durham
Cost to
Businesses
£7.1m
Cost to
County Durham
£27.5m
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