We are testing a new beta website for gov.scot go to new site

The Scottish Health Survey: Volume 1: Main Report

Listen

Table 4.4 Self-reported cigarette smoking status, 2009, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over
2009

Cigarette smoking status

Age

Total

16-24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65-74

75+

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Men

Never smoked cigarettes at all

68

46

48

50

36

37

36

47

Used to smoke cigarettes occasionally

4

7

4

3

3

2

2

4

Used to smoke cigarettes regularly

4

14

17

20

37

45

49

24

Current smoker

24

34

31

27

23

16

13

25

Light smoker a

10

9

6

4

4

3

2

6

Moderate smoker a

9

18

11

8

8

5

6

10

Heavy smoker a

4

7

12

14

10

8

4

9

Women

Never smoked cigarettes at all

59

49

49

44

49

46

55

50

Used to smoke cigarettes occasionally

6

7

7

5

4

4

5

6

Used to smoke cigarettes regularly

5

17

16

21

23

31

30

20

Current smoker

29

26

28

30

24

19

10

25

Light smoker a

14

10

8

5

6

5

5

7

Moderate smoker a

12

11

12

13

10

7

4

10

Heavy smoker a

3

5

8

12

7

6

2

7

All adults

Never smoked cigarettes at all

63

47

48

47

43

42

47

48

Used to smoke cigarettes occasionally

5

7

6

4

4

3

4

5

Used to smoke cigarettes regularly

5

16

17

21

30

37

37

22

Current smoker

27

30

29

29

23

18

11

25

Light smoker a

12

9

7

5

5

4

3

7

Moderate smoker a

11

15

11

11

9

6

5

10

Heavy smoker a

4

6

10

13

9

7

3

8

Bases (weighted):

Men

509

564

631

648

563

386

259

3559

Women

497

569

693

699

590

450

408

3906

All adults

1006

1134

1323

1347

1153

836

667

7465

Bases (unweighted):

Men

259

404

548

601

575

516

362

3265

Women

374

579

778

732

735

550

479

4227

All adults

633

983

1326

1333

1310

1066

841

7492

a Light smokers were defined as smoking under 10 cigarettes per day, moderate as smoking 10 to under 20 cigarettes per day and heavy as smoking 20 or more cigarettes per day.