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Barking and Dagenham tops London’s smoking death rate

PUBLISHED: 17:00 03 August 2016

More people die from diseases induced by smoking in Barking and Dagenham than anywhere else in London     Picture: Sean Dempsey/PA

More people die from diseases induced by smoking in Barking and Dagenham than anywhere else in London Picture: Sean Dempsey/PA

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More people die from smoking here than anywhere else in the capital.

Data released yesterday by Public Health England show Barking and Dagenham has a rate of 365 deaths per 100,000 people from tobacco-induced diseases. The England average is 275.

In 2015, about one in five (18.4 per cent) adults smoked in the borough – down from 22.8pc in 2012.

Meanwhile, more than a quarter (25.8pc) of people in routine and manual jobs smoke.

The figure was 31.2pc in 2012, showing a drop of 5.4 points.


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