Figure 1 presents GP recorded smoking prevalence in Hackney for a selection of different disability/long-term illness groups.  The figure shows that those with active asthma are equally likely to smoke as those without, those with a learning disability recorded by their GP are less likely to smoke, and those with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)[1] are twice as likely to smoke as those without SMI. Nearly 100% of those with active asthma, learning disability and/or SMI have their smoking status recorded, compared to 96% of those who have none of these conditions.

For more information on smoking and learning disabilities, see the forthcoming ‘City and Hackney adult learning disabilities needs assessment’. For more information on smoking and mental health, see the ‘Mental health and substance misuse’ chapter of the JSNA.

A breakdown of SSS use is not available by disability or long-term health condition.

[1] This is a technical term used to mean only bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other psychoses.

Figure 1: Proportion of adult Hackney residents recorded as smokers by their GP, by selected disability (age 16+, 2016)

Source: GP data extracted from the GP register by CEG, Blizard Institute, April 2016.

Notes: Data covers Hackney residents registered with a GP in Hackney, the City of London, Tower Hamlets and Newham.