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 September 2023?

  • New prevalence data for the following indicators: Smoking prevalence in adults (18+) - current smokers (APS); smoking prevalence in adults (18+) - ex-smokers (APS); smoking prevalence in adults (18+) - never smokers (APS); smoking prevalence among adults aged 18-64 in routine and manual occupations (APS); odds of reporting current smoking status among adults aged 18-64 with a routine and manual occupation (APS).
  • Note: Impact of updated mid-year population estimates on Fingertips indicators

    ONS have released 2021 mid-year population estimates, based on the results of the 2021 Census. They are not comparable with estimates for previous years. Rebased estimates for 2012 to 2020 will be published in due course. Indicators which use mid-year population estimates as their denominators are affected by this change. Where an indicator has been updated to 2021, the non-comparable historical data are not available through Fingertips or in the API, but are made available in csv format through a link in the indicator metadata. Comparable back series data will be added once the rebased populations are available.

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.