Tobacco use: adult smoking by age group and gender
The Scottish Household Survey is the most up-to-date source of adult smoking prevalence estimates for Scotland. It estimated that 25% of men and 22% of women aged 16 years and over were cigarette smokers in 2011. This suggests that there are over 1 million adult smokers in Scotland, though there were fewer adult smokers in Scotland in 2011 compared with 1999 (23% and 31% respectively).
Chart 1 (view chart) shows adult smoking prevalence in Scotland for men, women and by age group. Smoking prevalence is highest between the ages of 25 and 59 years.
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