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Patients: Smoking

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 17 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the percentage of hospital beds occupied by smokers. (156770)

The information is not collected centrally.

According to the latest data available, smoking kills an estimated 87,000 people a year in England, about one-fifth of all deaths, and leads to an extra 560,000 admissions to hospital.

Source:

Information Centre Statistics on Smoking 2006 and relates to 2004-05.

This bulletin is available at:

www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/smoking07