The majority of adults in England are so unhealthy they are putting their lives at risk, a survey suggests.
The Health Survey for England reveals nearly nine in 10 adults had at least one unhealthy trait, such as smoking, drinking more than 14 units of alcohol, eating fewer than five portions of fruit and vegetables, being obese or having low rates of physical activity.
Half of adults have two or more of these risk factors, the survey from NHS Digital found.
It also suggested children who have obese parents were around three times more likely to be obese than children of healthy weight parents.
More positively, cigarette use is falling. In 1993, 27% of adults were smokers whereas last year it was 17% with growing numbers turning to vaping.
Drinking alcohol to excess is has also fallen.
The most common unhealthy lifestyle trait is low fruit and vegetable consumption.
Separate figures from the Office for National Statistics, reported by BBC News, revealed nearly 7,700 people died in the UK from alcohol-specific causes last year. This is equivalent to 12.2 deaths per 100,000 people – the highest rate since 2008.
Of the four UK nations, Scotland had the highest rate of deaths from alcohol.