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Smoking Facts - Newcastle

Adult Smoking prevalence
Newcastle
18.6%
North East
18.7%
England
16.9%
43945 Adults in Newcastle are smokers
Current smoking prevalence amongst 15 year olds
Newcastle
10.7%
England
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%
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
Newcastle
361.8
North East
359.1
England
274.8
497 people (35+) die from a smoking-related disease each year in Newcastle
In Newcastle 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 Newcastle
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 Newcastle
Cost to
Businesses
£4.0m
Cost to
Newcastle
£15.1m
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