General Lifestyle Survey, 2010

  • Over half (54 per cent) of adults drank alcohol at least once a week
  • Adults aged 45 and over were three times as likely as those aged under 45 to drink almost every day
  • Average weekly alcohol consumption decreased from 14.3 units per adult in 2005 to 11.5 units per adult in 2010
  • One in six adults drank heavily on at least one day in the week before interview
  • Smoking prevalence decreased from 27 per cent in 2000 to 20 per cent in 2010

General Lifestyle Survey, 2010: ONS

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