Prevalence – tobacco

Towards a smoke-free generation: tobacco control plan for England, 2017
Outlining plans to reduce smoking in England, with the aim of creating a smoke-free generation | DoH, UK

Cost of smoking to the NHS in England: 2015
Data on the cost of smoking to the NHS to support the development of the new Tobacco Control Plan for England | PHE, UK

Health Survey for England, 2015 (published December 2016)
Latest statistics on adult and child smoking, e-cig use, alcohol use and obesity | NHS Digital, UK

Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2016
Cigarette smoking among high school students dropped to the lowest levels since the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) began in 1991, but the use of e-cigarettes among students poses new challenges according to the 2015 survey results released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Center for Disease Control, USA

Growing up unequal: gender and socioeconomic differences in young people’s health and well-being, 2016 (PDF)
Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC), a WHO collaborative cross-national study, has provided information about the health, well-being, social environment and health behaviour of 11-, 13- and 15-year-old boys and girls for over 30 years. This latest international report from the study presents findings from the 2013/2014 survey, which collected data from almost 220 000 young people in 42 countries in Europe and North America | WHO, Switzerland

State of tobacco control, 2016
The American Lung Association’s “State of Tobacco Control 2016” sounds the alarm about the troubling increase of youth tobacco use in our nation. While significant progress has been made in reducing youth cigarette smoking—an almost 42 percent decline in high school smoking rates since 2011—youth use of other tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and hookah, is skyrocketing | American Lung Association, USA

Center for Disease Control: tobacco use in 3 billion individuals in 16 countries (Global Tobacco Surveillance System Data), 2014
A report from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Smokeless Tobacco and Public Health: A Global Perspective, provides a snapshot of the current science on smokeless tobacco (ST) use, characteristics of smokeless tobacco products, and policy strategies. The report also identifies research gaps and makes recommendations around enhancing research, surveillance, and capacity building for policy impact | CDC, USA