Public Health England

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 in May 2016?

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 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 next update will be on Tuesday 2nd August 2016.

The results of the recent Local Tobacco Control Profiles user survey are now available and can be found here.

The Smoking Prevalence domain provides a number of estimates for smoking prevalence from different data sources. Guidance on the differences between the methodologies used to collect the data and the results they produce can be found here.

 

 

Recent updates

May 2016

Four new indicators have been added to the profiles; hospital admissions for COPD, GPPS smoking prevalence - current smokers, GPPS smoking prevalence - ex smoker and GPPS smoking prevalence - never smoked.

More recent data has been added for oral cancer registrations, lung cancer registrations, hospital admissions for asthma and premature births. The premature births indicator has also been updated for previous years to due updates in denominator values by the ONS.

Back data is now available for the Intergrated Household Survey (IHS) ex smokers and never smoked indicators.

The guidance document for comparing different estimates of smoking prevalence has also been updated and is available here.

February 2016

Full details of the indicators that have been updated in this release, as well as details of previous releases can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/local-tobacco-control-profiles-for-england.

New methodology has been used to recalculate the smoking attributable mortality indicators by using a three-year weighted average of smoking prevalence to smooth out large fluctuations in some areas. This new methodology has also been applied to recalculate the smoking attributable hospital admissions indicator (see definitions for further details).

Two new indicators have been added related to the impact of illicit tobacco (available at national level only).

New data for smoking prevalence in adults is available from the Quality and Outcomes Framework for 2014/15 and due to a change in the published data fields the 2013/14 data has also been recalculated.

Confidence intervals for the use of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products in 15 year olds (from the WAY survey) have been updated, following corrections received from the HSCIC.

November 2015

The smoking prevalence domain has been split in two; smoking prevalence in adults and smoking prevalence in young people. This is to reflect the differences in smoking behaviour according to age and accommodate the increasing amount of data becoming available.

Three new indicators have been added from the What About YOUth? survey; data on 15 year olds who have ever tried e-cigarettes and other tobacco products, and their attitudes toward the harm of second-hand smoke on others.

Other new indicators added include ex-smokers and never smokers for both the general population and those working in routine and manual occupations from the Integrated Household Survey. Also, to incorporate the adverse health effects of smoking and second-hand smoke, new indicators on premature births and emergency hospital admissions for asthma in young people under 19 years old have been added.

Indicators derived from Stop Smoking Services data have been updated (2014/15) and a new indicator has been added for number of people setting a quit date per 100,000 smoking population.

More recent data (2014/15) has also been added for deaths from lung cancer and deaths from COPD.

ONS have revised the 2013 mid-year populations and affected indicators have been updated accordingly.

August 2015

Due to the recent expansion of the Local Tobacco Control Profiles, the indicators have been grouped into five domains; smoking prevalence, smoking related mortality, smoking related ill health, impact of smoking and smoking quitters.

National data on regular and occasional smoking in 15 year olds (SDD) has been updated. Additionally new indicators on smoking in 15 year olds have been added at local authority level from the What About Youth (WAY) survey.

Other new indicators added include cost per quitter and an alternative smoking prevalence calculated from the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF).

More recent data (2013/14) has also been added for smoking related hospital admissions, smoking related fires and fatalities from smoking related fires.

Supplementary information on Local Authority deprivation scores has been added to the Key Indicators domain.

May 2015

Data on lung and oral cancer registrations has been added for the period 2010-2012.

Cost per capita of smoking attributable hospital admissions data has been added for 2011/12.

New scatterplot functionality has been enabled to allow comparison of data for two indicators, including trend lines.

The ability to link to specific indicators and/or local authorities has also been added.

February 2015

Data for seven new indicators at Local Authority level have been added, including indicative tobacco sales figures and modelled estimates of smoking prevalence in young people for regular and occasional smokers.

Amended and more recent data has been added for smoking attributable hospital admissions (2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13).

Inequalities data are now available for smoking prevalence (age 18+) and successful quitters at 4 weeks.

November 2014

New indicators have been added to the profiles including (at national level only) smoking prevalence in 15 year olds (regular and occasional smokers recorded in 2013), number of accidental fires caused by smoking related materials in 2012/13 and the number of resulting fatalities. Low birth weight of term babies is now also included (2012).

More recent data has been added for the three smoking attributable mortality indicators (2011-13), deaths from lung cancer and COPD (2011-13), and smoking status at time of delivery (2013/14).

Numbers of successful quitters, including CO validated and completeness of NS-SEC recording are now available for Local Authorities (2013).

 

May 2014

More recent data are now available for the three smoking attributable mortality indicators (2010-12), and all data for these indicators have been revised and recalculated using the new 2013 European Standard Population.

Numbers of successful quitters, including CO validated and completeness of NS-SEC recording are now available for 2012/13.

 

February 2014

Smoking prevalence data are now published by calendar year. The latest data have been added for the two smoking prevalence indicators (2012) and smoking status at time of delivery (2012/13).

More recent data are now available for lung and oral cancer incidence (2009-11), and deaths from lung cancer and COPD (2010-12). All data for these indicators have been revised and recalculated using the new 2013 European Standard Population.

 

June 2013

More recent data (2009-11) has been published for deaths from lung cancer and COPD. All data points for these indicators have also been revised with rebased population estimates from Census 2011.

Oral cancer registrations data are now available for 2007-09 and 2008-10 and data for lung cancer registrations has been re-extracted. Both have been revised with rebased population estimates.

In addition, the following indicators have been revised with rebased population estimates: Smoking attributable hospital admissions, Cost per capita, Successful quitters, including CO validated

February 2013

All indicators updated, where new data available. There are some methodology changes for 2011/12. Please check indicator definitions for guidance.