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Cigarette Smoking

This is the JSNA chapter on smoking. Theme chapters summarises implications for commissioning, who is at risk and why, the level of need in the population, service provision and use, unmet needs, what works in terms of evidence, community views and priorities, any related equality impact assessments, unmet service needs/gaps and recommendations for further needs assessment work. 

Public Health England (PHE) wants to see a tobacco-free generation by 2025. Despite a continuing decline in smoking rates, nearly 1 in 5 adults still smoke and there are around 90,000 regular smokers aged between 11 and 15. The following shows what we know works to help people stop smoking.

Smoking damages the health of offenders and those around them. Stopping smoking will therefore result in many benefits for offenders. Effective treatments exist to help offenders reduce or stop smoking, including those with co-morbidities, and this guidance has outlined a joined-up care pathway to do this.

The guidance brings together the research on smoking in prisons and outlines a joined-up care pathway for treatment.

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NICE's formal guidance on identifying and supporting people most at risk of dying prematurely.

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NICE's formal guidance on preventing the uptake of smoking by children and young people.

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NICE's formal guidance on smoking cessation services.

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NICE's formal guidance on workplace interventions to promote smoking cessation.

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This is the Smoking attributable JSNA Indicator Sheet from the Mortality section. JSNA Indicator Sheets summarise the current position and recent trends for Bolton, comparators to Bolton, and inequalities across population groups and geographical areas of Bolton.



  • Smoking attributable mortality in Bolton is higher than both the national and regional average;
  • The mortality rate is static locally, regionally, and nationally;
  • In Bolton, there is an inequality gradient in mortality across socioeconomic groups for both sexes;
  • Bolton has a higher rate of smoking attributable mortality due to heart disease and stroke and other cerebrovascular disease than the North West and England;
  • Bolton is higher than average for smoking attributable mortality compared to both its peer group and within the Greater Manchester connurbation.


This survey is the latest in a series designed to monitor smoking, drinking and drug use among secondary school pupils aged 11 to 15. Information was obtained from 6,519 pupils in 219 schools throughout England in the autumn term of 2011.

NICE has developed public health briefings for a range of different topics. These briefings are meant for local authorities and their partner organisations in the health and voluntary sectors, in particular those involved with health and wellbeing boards.This briefing summarises NICE's recommendations for local authorities and their partner organisations, on preventing people from taking up smoking and helping people to stop smoking. It is particularly relevant to health and wellbeing boards. You can access it via the link below:

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