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Monthly trends on smoking in England from the Smoking Toolkit Study.

Robert West, Loren Kock, Dimitra Kale, Jamie Brown

Last updated: 24th January 2021

ABC1: Professional to clerical occupation; C2DE: Manual occupation


Data collected during monthly household survey

Each month involves a new representative sample of 1700-1800 adults (16 and over)

Due to the pandemic:

  • The March 2020 survey did not complete face-to-face collection at short notice and is missing
  • To present trends, March is interpolated as the average of Feb and April
  • From April 2020, surveys were conducted by telephone and among adults aged 18 and over until face-to-face collection is possible

Running since November 2006 and has accumulated more than 290,000 respondents of whom more than 60,000 are ‘last-year smokers’

Fidler, et al., 2011. 'The smoking toolkit study': a national study of smoking and smoking cessation in England. BMC Public Health 11:479