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.
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 3rd November 2015.
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 and we are currently in the process of producing some guidance on the differences between the methodologies behind collecting the data and the results they produce.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
All indicators updated, where new data available. There are some methodology changes for 2011/12. Please check indicator definitions for guidance.