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Braintree district: Highest number of smokers in Essex
12:00pm Saturday 1st September 2012 in News
Braintree district has the highest number of smokers in the county with almost one in four lighting up regularly.
According to a report released by Essex Insight, as part of its Essex Joint Strategic Needs Assessment, 24 per cent of the district’s adults are smokers.
This figure is the highest in Essex, with the lowest being Rochford where only 10 per cent smoke.
In 2011/12 4534 people from mid Essex set a quit date with the Mid Essex Stop Smoking Service - 2894 went on to quit of which 652 came from the most deprived areas in Braintree.