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Portsmouth sees number of smokers drop by 8,000

THE number of smokers in Portsmouth has decreased by more than 8,000 people.

The recent figures from Public Health England shows the percentage of residents who smoke in the city has dropped from 20 per cent in 2016 to 15 per cent in 2017.


In 2016, there were 33,967 smokers but that dropped by 8,272 to 25,695 last year.


The new data means Portsmouth is now level with the national trend for the first time in five years.


Portsmouth Evening News

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