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Smoking Facts - Gateshead

Adult Smoking prevalence
Gateshead
18.3%
North East
18.7%
England
16.9%
29485 Adults in Gateshead are smokers
Current smoking prevalence amongst 15 year olds
Gateshead
12.4%
England
8.2%
Estimated number of
15-year olds smoking
 
280  
% of pregnant women recorded as smoking at time of delivery
Gateshead and Newcastle
14.7%
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
Gateshead
398.2
North East
359.1
England
274.8
462 people (35+) die from a smoking-related disease each year in Gateshead
In Gateshead 482 estimated child disease incidents from exposure to second hand smoke in a year
Cost to
NHS
£7.8m
50,647 estimated NHS appointments due to smoking in Gateshead
33,359 GP appointments
1,811 Hospital admissions
9,524 Practice nurse consultations
5,953 Outpatient visits
32,329 estimated number of work days lost due to smoking related illness in Gateshead
Cost to
Businesses
£2.6m
Cost to
Gateshead
£10.8m
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