About the Local Tobacco Control Profiles for England

The Local Tobacco Control Profiles for England provides a snapshot of the extent of tobacco use, tobacco related harm, and measures being taken to reduce this harm at a local level. These profiles have been designed to help local government and health services to assess the effect of tobacco use on their local populations. They will inform commissioning and planning decisions to tackle tobacco use and improve the health of local communities.

The tool allows you to compare your local authority against other local authorities in the region and benchmark your local authority against the England or regional average.

What’s new in the tool for May 2022?

  • New data for the following indicators: smoking prevalence in adults (18+) - current smokers (GPPS), smoking prevalence in adults (18+) - ex smokers (GPPS), smoking prevalence in adults (18+) - never smoked (GPPS), smoking prevalence in adults (15+) - current smokers (QOF), smoking prevalence in adults with a long term mental health condition (18+) - current smokers (GPPS), smoking prevalence in adults (18+) - gap by mental health status (GPPS);
  • New data for the following indicators: lung cancer registrations, oral cancer registrations, oesophageal cancer registrations;
  • To show the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, mortality indicators are now presented as single years.

A list of changes made to the profiles in each update from November 2017 can be found here. A list of indicators updated, for the most recent and previous releases can be found in the Local Tobacco Control Profiles for England collection within www.gov.uk. The results and actions from our latest user survey can be found here and in the further resources section.

The tobacco control profiles are part of a series of products produced by Public Health England providing local data alongside national comparisons to support local health improvement.

The 'Adult Smoking Habits in the UK, 2019' report includes the smoking prevalence in adults indicators calculated from the Annual Population Survey (APS). See https://www.ons.gov.uk/releases/adultsmokinghabitsintheuk2019 for further details.