Smoking rates down in young adults

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Smoking decreased in all age groups in England between 2010 and 2016.  Overall 15.5% of the population smoke compared to 19.9%.

The greatest reduction was seen in young adults in the 18-24 age group, down from 26% to 19%.

Men are more likely to smoke, 19% than women, 14% but those who are unemployed are almost twice as likely to smoke compared to those who have jobs. 16% v 30%.

My comment: Diabetes and smoking is particularly hazardous long term. Unfortunately General Practitioners are reporting that smoking cessation schemes are losing funding due to budget cuts. If you don’t smoke, please don’t start. 

If you do smoke and think that you’ll never find the motivation to give it up, there are some people who managed it, who discuss what was important to them in the videos in this link:

 

https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips/resources/videos/index.html?s_cid=OSH_tips_D9390

 

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