Gray, L. and Leyland, A. H. (2016) Smoking. In: Campbell-Jack, D., Hinchliffe, S. and Rutherford, L. (eds.) The Scottish Health Survey 2015. Volume 1: Main Report. The Scottish Government Health Directorate, pp. 115-141. ISBN 9781786524614

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SUMMARY • Self-reported smoking levels for adults in 2015 have decreased significantly from 28% in 2003 to 21% in 2015. • When adjusted for cotinine levels, prevalence among all adults for 2014/2015 was 25%. • The mean number of cigarettes smoked per day by adults smokers decreased from 15.3 in 2003 to 12.6 in 2015. • A significantly higher mean number of cigarettes were smoked by male smokers (13.9 per day) than female smokers (11.3). • Levels of current e-cigarette usage among adults increased significantly from 5% in 2014 to 7% in 2015. • Current e-cigarette usage was at comparable levels in 2015 for men (6%) and women (7%), but higher for those aged 25-64 (7-9%) than other age groups. • Younger adults were much more likely to have ever tried e-cigarettes than older ones (22-26% of those aged 16-34, compared with 4-10% of those aged 65 and over). • There was a significant decrease from 2014 to 2015 in the proportion of children who were exposed to second-hand smoke in the home (11% to 6%). • There was also a significant decrease from 2014 to 2015 in the proportion of children who lived in accommodation where someone smoked inside (16% to 12%). • The proportion of non-smokers aged 16 and over who said they’d been exposed to second-hand smoke in their own or other people’s homes declined from 25% in 2003 to 12% in 2015 and was significantly higher in 2015 for women (14%) than men (11%).

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gray, Dr Linsay and Leyland, Professor Alastair
Authors: Gray, L., and Leyland, A. H.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
Publisher:The Scottish Government Health Directorate

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
652561Scottish Health Survey 2012-15Alastair LeylandScottish Government (SCOT-EX)UNSPECIFIEDIHW - MRC/CSO SPHU