Tackling Smoking in Glasgow: Final Report

Linda Bauld, Janet Ferguson, Louise Lawson, John Chesterman, Ken Judge

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Abstract

Smoking is Scotland's biggest public health challenge. It is the largest single preventable cause of death and disability in the country. Smoking prevalence in Scotland is higher than in other parts of the UK and the problem is particularly acute in Glasgow. In the Greater Glasgow Health Board area, smoking prevalence is over 33 per cent, rising to 37 per cent in Glasgow city (NHS Greater Glasgow, 2003). It is estimated that one in five people in Glasgow die because of their smoking habit. Smoking is also the leading cause of inequalities in health. It is the single biggest contributor to the gap in healthy life expectancy between the most and least affluent. In some of the most deprived parts of Glasgow, smoking rates are as high as 63 per cent (NHS Health Scotland, 2005).
Original languageEnglish
PublisherGlasgow Centre for Population Health
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006

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