Parts of Kent have some of the worst smoking rates in the country

Parts of Kent have some of the worst rates of smoking in the country, according to new analysis.

More than fifth of residents in Folkestone, Ashford and Sittinbourne and Sheppey are smokers.

That's compared to one in ten across the South East.

The number of smokers in Britain has halved over the past 20 years, but seven million people still smoke.

The cost that has for the wider economy is huge."

Mark Cummings, One You stop smoking service

The findings were compiled by combining data from the Office for National Statistics onto a map of parliamentary constituencies.