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Smoking Facts -

Adult Smoking prevalence
18.6%
18.7%
16.9%
43945 Adults in are smokers
Current smoking prevalence amongst 15 year olds
10.7%
8.2%
Estimated number of
15-year olds smoking
 
320  
% 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
361.8
359.1
274.8
497 people (35+) die from a smoking-related disease each year in
In 658 estimated child disease incidents from exposure to second hand smoke in a year
Cost to
NHS
£10.3m
71,835 estimated NHS appointments due to smoking in
47,951 GP appointments
2,313 Hospital admissions
13,310 Practice nurse consultations
8,261 Outpatient visits
49,293 estimated number of work days lost due to smoking related illness in
Cost to
Businesses
£4.0m
Cost to
£15.1m
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