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Smoking Facts - North East

Adult Smoking prevalence
North East
18.7%
England
16.9%
392738 Adults in North East are smokers
Current smoking prevalence amongst 15 year olds
North East
10.1%
England
8.2%
Estimated number of
15-year olds smoking
 
3,009  
% of pregnant women recorded as smoking at time of delivery
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
North East
359.1
England
274.8
5,416 people (35+) die from a smoking-related disease each year in North East
In North East 6,500 estimated child disease incidents from exposure to second hand smoke in a year
Cost to
NHS
£100.1m
679,023 estimated NHS appointments due to smoking in North East
445,410 GP appointments
22,697 Hospital admissions
132,008 Practice nurse consultations
78,908 Outpatient visits
431,006 estimated number of work days lost due to smoking related illness in North East
Cost to
Businesses
£35.3m
Cost to
North East
£141.0m
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