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Statistics on young people's smoking in England in 2008

Statistics on young people's smoking in England in 2008

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    • Smoking in Young People in England in 2008: Selected statistics from the Information Centre’s annual report
    • Fewer are Smoking
      • Increasing numbers of young people say they have never smoked
        • At the start of the decade 55% said they had never smoked, that had risen to 68% last year
        • Boys (69%) are more likely never to have smoked than girls (67%)
      • Fewer young people are regular smokers
        • At the start of the decade 10% were smoking at least once a week, this had fallen to 6% in 2008
        • Girls (8%) are more likely to be regular smokers than boys (5%)
    • Never Smoked by Year and Sex
    • Regular Smokers by Year and Sex
    • The proportion of non-smokers falls with age
    • Family Attitudes
      • Parents and carers are perceived by young people to be actively hostile to smoking.
      • As young people grow up they increasingly expect their parents to reason with them.
      • Living with smokers makes it less likely young people perceive their families would disapprove of them smoking.
      • Regular smokers (36%) were less likely to be secret smokers than those that smoke occasionally (65%).
    • Family attitudes to smoking by year
    • Family attitude to smoking by age
    • Family attitude towards smoking, by number of smokers pupil lives with
    • Pupils are finding it increasingly difficult to buy cigarettes from shops
    • Pupils are increasingly being refused cigarettes by shops
    • Attitudes
      • Young people decreasingly see smoking as acceptable
      • Regular smokers are more likely to over-estimate rates of smoking amongst their peers.
    • Pupils are increasingly intolerant of smoking
    • All at it?
    • Information about smoking
      • Recall of lessons about smoking has remained stable in recent years.
      • Parents (72%) and teachers (69%) are seen as the most important sources of helpful information about smoking.
      • TV is seen as an important source of information about smoking by 75%.
        • Girls (64%) are more likely than boys to see newspapers and magazines as important than boys (51%)
    • Remembered lessons on smoking
    • Sources of helpful information about smoking, by sex
    • Sources of helpful information about smoking, by sex
    • Risk factors
      • Young people who have used drugs in the last year are 10 times as likely to be regular smokers
      • Young people living with a smoker in the household were twice as likely to be regular smokers themselves, and this increases where there are additional smokers in the household
      • Young people who have been excluded or who have truanted are more that twice as likely to be regular smokers.
    • Estimated odds ratios for regular smoking, by individual and school-level measures
      • Smoking drinking and drug use among young people in England in 2008 can be downloaded from the Information Centre’s website at:
      • www.ic.nhs.uk