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Tobacco use: data introduction

The following tobacco use data pages focus mainly on estimates of smoking prevalence in Scotland among adults, pregnant women and young people. Table 1 summarises the dimensions / geographies of data presented within these data pages. Data for different geographies may be for different years depending on the period required to provide robust figures.

ScotPHO's Tobacco Control profile tool provides data on a wide range of tobacco-related indicators at national, NHS Health Board and Local Authority geographies.   

Data on other aspects of tobacco use in Scotland are available from a variety of sources and may not be presented here. For information on what other data might be available, see the key data sources page.

Table 1: Data for Scotland presented on the tobacco use data pages

  Data presented?
(Y=yes; N=no)
Data dimensions/geographies Adults Maternal Young people
By gender Y Y
(female only)
By age group Y Y Y
By deprivation group Y Y N
By NHS board area



By local authority area Y N N
Time trend Y Y Y
Comparison with UK/GB Y N Y
International comparison Y N Y


Please note: If you require the most up-to-date data available, please check the data sources directly as new data may have been published since these data pages were last updated. Although we endeavour to ensure that the data pages are kept up-to-date, there may be a time lag between new data being published and the relevant ScotPHO web pages being updated.

Page last updated: 14 September 2017

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