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Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS): Smoking Summary Report 2015

Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS): Smoking Summary Report 2015

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

ISBN: 9781786525369

This report summarises the key smoking findings from the SALSUS 2015 survey.

Executive Summary

Smoking prevalence has dropped markedly over time - since 1996 among 15 year old boys and slightly later (since 2002 - 2004) among 15 year old girls and 13 year olds. There has been a further small decrease in smoking prevalence among 15 year old girls between 2013 and 2015.

Among 15 year olds, the mean number of cigarettes has remained similar in 2013 and 2015. However, there has been a decrease in the median number of cigarettes smoked in a week.

Use of e-cigarettes has increased markedly among all groups between 2013 and 2015.