The Health & Social Care Information Centre have now published the smoking prevalence results from the What About YOUth? 2014 survey. The smoking prevalence findings needed for the Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) have also been published by Public Health England (PHE) on 4 August 2015 via their Fingertips tool on their website.
WAY 2014 is the first survey to be conducted of its kind and it is hoped that the survey will be repeated in order to form a time series of comparable data on a range of indicators for 15 year-olds across England. Other than smoking, data has been collected on other topics including general health, diet, use of free time, physical activity, drinking, emotional wellbeing, drugs and bullying. HSCIC plan to publish a main report covering all the key findings from the survey in December 2015. This is ground-breaking for LAs as new data will become available to better inform local policy making.
Local authority level smoking prevalence data will be available in LG Inform shortly.