Taking action on smoking and health
Surveys vary in their methodology, sample size, and in the age ranges they cover, and their results may not be directly comparable.
The Scottish Health Survey (published 20 September 2016) offers the most robust statistical analysis of adult smoking rates (age 16+). The 2015 survey reported that:
* Scottish Government. National indicator data: reduce the percentage of adults who smoke. 04 October 2016. Available from: http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0050/00506826.xls
The ONS Integrated Household Survey (published 1 October 2015) collects information on smoking prevalence rates in the UK, focusing on tobacco-based cigarettes by adults aged 18 and over, and allows for a comparison with overall smoking prevalence in Great Britain.
Source: NHS Information Services Division Scotland. Births in Scottish Hospitals, year ending 31 March 2015. Available from: www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Maternity-and-Births/Births/
Source: Growing Up in Scotland: Birth Cohort 2. Results from the First Year. Scottish Government, 20 February 2013. Available from: www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2013/02/3280/2
Action on Smoking & Health (Scotland) (ASH Scotland) is a registered Scottish charity (SC 010412) and a company limited by guarantee(Scottish company no 141711). The registered office is 8 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HB.
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