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1 Get the facts Smoking in West Sussex

2 The messages in this pack are related to smoking prevalence in West Sussex only and have been taken directly from the operational plan. All references can be found in the plan. We invite you to use these key messages in your support to progress the Smokefree West Sussex agenda. Please come back for updates to these key messages or for any specific messages or assistance you may require for championing the smokefree

3 Smoking kills about 80,000 people in the UK every year In West Sussex that is about 1, 400 people who die from smoking annually Smoking is the number one preventable cause of death in the UK

4 Smoking prevalence in adults in West Sussex 1 in 5 residents aged 18 and over smoke in West Sussex. That is about 125,000 people Routine and manual workers represent the highest number of smokers in West Sussex That is 29.7% of the number of smokers in West Sussex, about 37,420 people 22% of residents of West Sussex (16-74) are in routine or semi-routine occupations Some wards in Arun, Crawley and Worthing have an estimated smoking prevalence of above 30% Census data, 2011, would suggest there are just over 16,500 smokers in the BME groups in West Sussex

5 Illicit tobacco in West Sussex A total of 2,068 packets of cigarettes and 494 pouches of tobacco were seized over a 6 month period in 2013/14. The estimated value of these seized products is £13,000 Since April 1 st 2012, Trading Standards have used 15 and 16 year old volunteers to attempt to purchase cigarettes at 62 premises. Of these, eight premises sold to the volunteers, which is a failure rate of 13%. This is close to the national figure of 12%

6 About 10% of mothers are smoking at the time of delivery (birth). Smoking during pregnancy causes premature births and increases the risk of long term conditions for the baby including learning disabilities April 2010 March 2011April March 2012April March 2013 Number% % % Number who had successfully quit (self- report) % % % Number not known/lost to follow-up %9924.4% % Number who had not quit (self-report) % % % Outcome below of pregnant women in West Sussex making a quit attempt from 2010 to 2013 Pregnancy and smoking in West Sussex

7 Young people and smoking in West Sussex About 10% of girls and 8% of boys aged years old are regular smokers Of the current smokers, over 70% had their first cigarette between the ages of 12 and 13 Young people who have a parent who smoked are over four times more likely to smoke regularly themselves as those who had non smoking parents. The earlier a young person takes up smoking, the more likely they are to remain as regular smokers as adults. Of the eight year olds taking up smoking, 50% are thought to remain as regular smokers. This compares to 28% of 13 year olds remaining regular smokers as adults.

8 Leading causes of premature morbidity in the UK, 2011 Source: ASH Factsheet, Smoking Statistics: illness & death, October 2011

9 Source: ASH, The local cost of smoking 2013 Update, 2013 Cost of smoking to the West Sussex community

10 Age of smoking uptake among adult smokers Source: Health Surveys for England 2013, Smoking Attitudes and Behaviours

11 Exposure to secondhand smoke among year old pupils in England in 2012 Source: Health and Social Care Information Centre Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use among young people in England in 2012, 2013

12 Smoking prevalence of areas in WSx Source: ONS Neighbourhood Statistics Information on Healthy Lifestyle Behaviours: Model Based Estimates , 2008

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