The proportion of Hackney and the City’s 15 year olds responding to the 2015 WAY survey who said they smoke is in the middle of the range of Hackney’s statistical peers and similar to London, but lower than the national average (Figure 49).

Figure 49: Self-reporting of being a current smoker in 15 year olds (2015)

Source: What About YOUth? survey, HSCIC, 2015

 

A quarter (24%) of 15 year olds in Hackney and the City also report having tried tobacco other than in cigarettes (such as shisha), which again is similar to most of Hackney’s statistical peers and London as a whole, but this time higher than the national average (Figure 50).

Figure 50: Self-reporting of trying tobacco products other than cigarettes in 15 year olds (2015)

A quarter of 15 year olds in Hackney and the City reported having tried tobacco other than in cigarettes.
Source: What About YOUth? survey, HSCIC, 2015