Over 90% of 15 year olds in England and across Cambridgeshire recognise that other people’s smoking can harm the health of non-smokers, although this percentage is lower in Peterborough.
In Cambridgeshire 1% of boys and girls in year 8 define themselves as regular smokers
In Cambridgshire 6% of boys and 8% of girls in year 10 define themselves as regular smokers
Children from disadvantaged backgrounds are much more likely to be born to mothers who smoke, and to suffer greater exposure to second-hand smoke as they grow up. They are also more likely to grow up with family members and friends who smoke
Cambridgeshire’s smoking prevalence at age 15 is in line with the England average of 8.2%, however, Peterborough is higher at 9.1%.
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|Smoking prevalence at age 15 – current smokers (WAY survey) 2014/15