WOKINGHAM has one of the lowest rates of active smokers in Berkshire, figures reveal.

Public Health England and The Vape Club reveal the South East has one of the lowest number of active smokers per population.

Figures reveal Wokingham had the lowest population of smokers, with 8.1 per cent of people smoking throughout the whole of England.

In comparison, Bracknell Forest has an average of 13.3 per cent of smokers in its area but this still beats the national average.

Wokingham also had the lowest number of smoking related hospital admissions in the country - with less than half of the average in England.

However, in both areas the number of people successfully quitting smoking had a success rate of 3.13.

Vaping Awareness Month, also known as VApril encourages people to ditch the cigarette and use a vape to improve quitting rates.

The data reveals where smoking is most effectively tackled and how successful NHS services have been able to encourage people giving up the habit.

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine took participants from the NHS quit smoking programme and gave them a nicotine replacement, a half used an e-cigarette and half used other nicotine replacement products.

Nearly one in five people who tried vaping successfully quit smoking, compared to one in every 10 of quitters using alternative nicotine replacement methods.

Dan Marchant, founder of Vape Club and a board member of the UK Vaping Industry Association, said: "Vaping gives a real alternative to traditional smoking cessation products, and as the study shows they are actually twice as effective.

"It is fantastic to see organisations such as Public Health England and the NHS embrace the public health breakthrough that is vaping, but we still have a long way to go to get this message out to the remaining 7.4 million smokers in the UK."

The figures are based on adults over 18-years-old who smoke in The South East.

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