General Lifestyle Survey, 2010 published

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The key points from this release are:
•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

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