Trends by city

Over the previous 30 years the prevalence of smoking has been decreasing in Europe. Scotland has also seen significant falls in the number of people smoking.  

 Adult smoking trends across Scottish Cities

Smoking over time by City (2012)

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Adult smoking rates in Glasgow, as in the rest of Scotland, have fallen over the last 10 years.  By 2012 the percentage of adults in Glasgow smoking had fallen to 27% although this is still around 4 percentage points higher than for Scotland as a whole and 10 percentage points higher than in Edinburgh.

NOTE: Due to the Scottish Household Survey no longer reporting the proportion of the adult population who smoke it is not possible to update these trends, therefore the graph will remain with 2012 as the most recent year. 

Additional Resources

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    Exploring alcohol-related harm in Glasgow

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    Miniature Glasgow - Video

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    A Games Legacy for Glasgow

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    Friday, 17 July 2009

    Views of Health in Glasgow - Video

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