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 average.

What’s new in the tool in February 2014?

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.

Recent updates

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.