As you can see from the lists above Hull almost made it to the number one position!
The figures do show a semi north south divide but not entirely. Just why some areas of the U.K. have populations hooked on smoking is not clear.
These days you cannot smoke in a pub, at work or in numerous other places in England.
Free help to quit smoking is available via the N.H.S. More people now 'vape' rather than smoke.
Smoking can cause a range of health conditions, some life-threatening, but not all smokers get cancer and some non-smokers do. Air pollution remains bad in parts of the U.K. and is damaging to health.
Cigarettes and tobacco are not displayed in supermarkets but rather stored behind closed doors.
Do attempts to deter smoking act as a red rag to a bull and have the reverse effect on some young people? That is difficult to know.
The newly released health watchdog data identifies parts of England where smoking is still a popular 'habit' and others where it is not.
What can be done to bring down numbers in places such as Blackpool and Hull is not known.
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