Smoking amongst young people in England 2009

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Some of the statistics on smoking and young people from the Smoking Drinking and Drug Use by Young People in England for this year.

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Smoking amongst young people in England 2009

  1. 1. Smoking Drinking and Drug Use by Young People in England in 2009<br />Smoking<br />
  2. 2. Proportion of young people who have never smoked<br />
  3. 3. Never smoked, by age<br />
  4. 4. Proportion of regular (weekly) smokers<br />
  5. 5. Regular smokers, by age<br />
  6. 6. Mean number of cigarettes smoked by regular smokers<br />£103 million: the estimated amount regular young smokers spent on cigarettes in 2009<br />
  7. 7. How did you reach that figure?<br />The mean number of cigarettes smoked by regular smokers in 2009 = 38.1<br />This equals 1976 cigarettes a year or 99 packs<br />The average price of a pack of cigarettes in 2009 = £5.80<br />99 x 5.8 = £574.20<br />There are c. 3 million young people (11-15 in England); of which 6% are regular smokers = 180,000 regular smokers<br />180,000 regular smokers x £624 = £103,356,000<br />

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