Smokers as a share of of 15+ year-old population reached 20.0 % in 2011 in United Kingdom, according to the National Statistical Office. This is the same as in the previous year.
Historically, smokers as a share of of 15+ year-old population in United Kingdom reached an all time high of 51.5 % in 1960 and an all time low of 20.0 % in 2010.
United Kingdom has been ranked 6th within the group of 13 countries we follow in terms of smokers as a share of of 15+ year-old population, 4 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
This is the percentage of the total population (or population group) who smoke at least one cigarette a day.