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Everyday habits and behaviours, such as eating too much unhealthy food, drinking more than is recommended, smoking and not being active enough, are responsible for around 40% of all deaths in England, and cost the NHS more than £11 billion a year.  Poor lifestyle choices can lead to excess weight or obesity and are major risk factors for developing excess weight or obesity and for a number chronic health conditions including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, some cancers and high blood pressure.

In 2015 Lancashire county council ran a lifestyle survey as part of the healthy behaviours JSNA, the findings of which can be accessed here : health behaviours JSNA 

The lifestyle topics covered in this section are not comprehensive but do reflect some of the key health-related issues for the county: smoking/tobacco use, alcohol, drugs, healthy eating/diet, physical activity and excess weight.