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Smoking Facts -

Adult Smoking prevalence
18.3%
18.7%
16.9%
29485 Adults in are smokers
Current smoking prevalence amongst 15 year olds
12.4%
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%
15.6%
10.2%
Directly standardised rate of adults (35+) per 100,000 people who die from a smoking-related disease each year
398.2
359.1
274.8
462 people (35+) die from a smoking-related disease each year in
In 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
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
Cost to
Businesses
£2.6m
Cost to
£10.8m
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