Official National Survey shows that smoking halves in 40 years
Smoking in Britain has more than halved and people are drinking on fewer nights of the week, according to a snapshot survey covering the past 40 years.
The General Lifestyle Survey indicates 45% of adults smoked in 1974 compared with 20% in 2011.
The proportion of men who said they drank alcohol at least five days a week fell from 22% in 2005 to 16% in 2011.
The proportion of women drinking five days a week dropped from 13% to 9% over the same period.
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