Smoking rates halve since 1970s in Britain

November 28, 2014 11:33 AM

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The number of smokers in Britain has more than halved in the past four decades, according to the latest figures.

Data from the Office for National Statistics for 2013 show that one in five British people (19 per cent) smoke. By comparison, just under half (46 per cent) of the population were smokers in 1974.

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