The smoking rate for adults in Wales has not decreased according to the latest figures from the National Survey for Wales.
19% of adults said that they smoked. That is the same figure that was reported in 2017.
The number of adults that 'vape' using e-cigarettes has also stayed the same at 7%, when compared to last year.
The report involved more than 11,000 randomly-selected adults aged 16 and over.
The report includes the following findings:
- 19% of adults reported they currently smoke.
- Smoking is more common for men, for those in materially deprived households
- Smoking is less common among people aged over 75.
- 7% of people used e-cigarettes.
Public Health Wales said it is 'disappointed' the rate has not reduced.
The Welsh Government target is to reduce the number of adults smokers to 16% by 2020.
Andy Glyde from Cancer Research said smoking is a 'deadly habit' and causes at least 14 different type of cancer.
The full report is available here: Welsh Governments’ National Survey for Wales 2017/18