Under ambitious new plans, health bosses also intend to halve smoking in pregnancy from the current 10.7 per cent.
Around 80,000 Brits a year – more than 200 a day – die as a result of tobacco.
As part of the new Tobacco Control Plan, health bosses will promote e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to traditional fags.
Ministers also want to cut regular smoking among 15-year-olds from eight per cent to three per cent.
Campaigners Ash predict the UK could be smoke free – with less than one in 20 lighting up – by 2030.
Public Health Minister Steve Brine said: “Britain is a world-leader in tobacco control, and our tough action in the past decade has seen smoking rates in England fall to an all-time low of 15.5 per cent.