Return to QS82 Overview

Smoking: reducing and preventing tobacco use [QS82]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Statement: 1

Schools and colleges deliver combined interventions to stop children and young people taking up smoking by improving their social competence and awareness of social influences.

Quality standard measure: Proportion of children and young people who have tried smoking at least once.
What was measured: Proportion of 11 to 15 year olds who said that they had smoked at least once
Data collection end: December 2014
18%
Data collection end: December 2016
19%
Area covered: England
Source: NHS Digital. Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Among Young People in England

Quality standard measure: Proportion of children and young people who have tried smoking at least once.
What was measured: Proportion of young people (aged 15 and 16) who reported that they currently smoked, used to smoke or had tried smoking once.
Data collection end: January 2015
24%
Area covered: National
Source: Health and Social Care Information Centre. Quality and Outcomes Framework.

Quality standard measure: Proportion of children and young people who have tried smoking at least once.
What was measured: Public Health Outcomes Framework indicator 2.09: Proportion of 15 year olds who were classified as current smokers
Data collection end: January 2015
8.2%
Area covered: England
Source: HSCIC - Health and Wellbeing of 15-year-olds in England - Smoking Prevalence - Findings from the What About YOUth? Survey

Quality standard measure: Proportion of children and young people who have tried smoking at least once.
What was measured: Public Health Outcomes Framework indicator 2.09: Proportion of 15 year olds who were classified as regular smokers
Data collection end: January 2015
5.45%
Area covered: England
Source: HSCIC - Health and Wellbeing of 15-year-olds in England - Smoking Prevalence - Findings from the What About YOUth? Survey

Quality standard measure: Proportion of children and young people who have tried smoking at least once.
What was measured: Public Health Outcomes Framework indicator 2.09: Proportion of 15 year olds who were classified as occasional smokers
Data collection end: January 2015
2.74%
Area covered: England
Source: HSCIC - Health and Wellbeing of 15-year-olds in England - Smoking Prevalence - Findings from the What About YOUth? Survey

Quality standard measure: Proportion of children and young people who have tried smoking at least once.
What was measured: Proportion of 11 to 15 year olds who said that they had smoked at least once.
Data collection end: December 2018
16%
Area covered: England
Source: NHS Digital. Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Among Young People in England


Statement: 3

Trading standards identify and take action against retailers that sell tobacco products to people under 18.

Quality standard measure: Incidence of underage tobacco sales.
What was measured: Proportion of 11 to 15 year olds who reported that they usually buy cigarettes from shops.
Data collection end: December 2014
57%
Data collection end: December 2016
38%
Area covered: England
Source: NHS Digital. Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Among Young People in England

Quality standard measure: Incidence of underage tobacco sales.
What was measured: Proportion of 11 to 15 year olds, who described themselves as regular smokers, who reported that they usually buy cigarettes from shops.
Data collection end: December 2018
37%
Area covered: England
Source: NHS Digital. Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Among Young People in England


Statement: 6

Healthcare settings do not allow smoking anywhere in their grounds and remove any areas previously designated for smoking.

Quality standard measure: Proportion of healthcare settings with no designated smoking areas.
What was measured: Proportion of institutions that did not have designated smoking areas in place.
Data collection end: May 2016
59.3%
Area covered: UK
Source: British Thoracic Society. Smoking cessation audit report.


Statement: 7

Secondary healthcare settings ensure that a range of licensed nicotine‑containing products and stop smoking pharmacotherapies is available on site for patients, visitors and employees.

Quality standard measure: Evidence of local arrangements to ensure that 'stop smoking' pharmacotherapies and licensed nicotine‑containing products are stocked by pharmacies within secondary healthcare services.
What was measured: Proportion of patients that smoke who were offered licensed nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to help them abstain from smoking whilst inpatients.
Data collection end: May 2016
4%
Area covered: UK
Source: British Thoracic Society. Smoking cessation audit report.



 Return to QS82 Overview