Nationally, 15 year olds from a White or Mixed ethnicity background are significantly more likely to report that they are a current smoker compared to young people from Asian, Black or Other ethnic groups (Table 5). A different pattern is found for trying out other tobacco products (including shisha), which is much more common among 15 year olds of non-White origin. 2

Table 5: Proportion of 15 year olds in England who report being a current smoker, or having tried other tobacco products, by ethnicity (2014/15)

Nationally, 15 year olds from a White or Mixed ethnicity background are more likely to report that they are currently smoking.
Source: What About YOUth? survey, HSCIC, 2015

References

  1. “What About YOUth? survey,” Health and Social Care Information Centre, 2015.
  2. “What About YOUth? survey,” Health and Social Care Information Centre, 2015.