Tobacco Control Profiles
The Local Tobacco Control Profiles are released by Public Health England. The profiles contain eleven indicators of smoking-related harm for every local authority in England.
They complement the local Health Profiles which focus on broader public health issues.
Key Findings for Somerset:
- Somerset is better or significantly better than the national average for most indicators of smoking-related harm.
- However, the county is significantly worse in respect of smoking amongst during pregnancy (at time of birth). The rate is the second highest in the South West.
- The smoking-attributable hospital admission rate in Sedgemoor is one of the highest of the local authorities in the South West.
The Local Tobacco Control Profile 2016 for Somerset is available here (links to Public Health England website). Just click on the 'Download' tab.
Profiles for the five districts of Somerset are available at the same link, through the drop-down menus.
For more facts and figures about smoking in Somerset, and what is being done to reduce its impact upon health in the county, please go to our Smoking and Tobacco Control page.