Smoking

Health written question – answered on 6th September 2013.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people died of smoking-related illness in each year since 1983 for which data is available; and what estimate he has made of the number of people who will die of smoking-related illness in each of the next three years.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Information on how many people aged 35 and over died of smoking-related illness in England is only available since 2004. Data from 2004 to 2011, with the exception of 2006 for which data is not available, inclusive is shown in the following table.

Information for 2012 is expected to be published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre on 8 October 2013.

The Government has made no estimate of the number of people who will die of smoking-related illness in each of the next three years.

All deaths among adults aged 35 and over that can be attributed to smoking, 2004, 2005, 2007-11, England
  Attributable number
2004 88,800
2005 81,900
2007 82,900
2008 83,900
2009 81,400
2010 81,700
2011 79,100
Notes: 1. 2004 figures are for England and Wales and not just England. 2. Estimated attributable number, rounded to the nearest 100.

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