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3. Smoking and Staying Healthy

The lifestyle and behaviour of people in Stoke-on-Trent have a major impact on their quality of life and life expectancy. Leading a healthy life can help people to avoid health issues and disease. 

Preventing people from taking part in risky activities and behaviour in the city, such as smoking, drug use and excessive alcohol consumption is an important step in improving the health of the city. In addition, reducing levels of obesity by encouraging exercise and healthy eating is important. 

Individuals make choices for themselves. Therefore it is important for services support people to make healthy choices by providing the right environment. These choices begin during pregnancy and the early years, but can have a significant impact during the rest of people’s lives.

JSNA Reports

The following JSNA reports are available on the right hand side of this page.  Please click on the report you wish to access.  Reports will be updated as and when refreshed or new data becomes available. 

  • Smoking

Click here to access the Teenage pregnancy and sexual health needs assessment, which is available on the Health of the population page.


Engagement with children and young people

The 'Smoking and Lifestyle in Schools in Stoke-on-Trent 2015" report, trends and summary are also available on the right hand side of this page. The survey was commissioned by NHS Stoke-on-Trent and Stoke-on-Trent City Council to collect reliable information about young people's lifestyle and health related behaviour.  The reporting was carried out by the Schools Health and Education Unit (SHEU), Exeter.