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Smoking & Health Inequalities



The Stolen Years


The Mental Health and Smoking Action Report People with mental health conditions die on average 10-20 year earlier than the general population and smoking is the single largest factor accounting for this difference. Around one third of adult tobacco consumption is by people with a current mental health condition with smoking rates more than double […]

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ASH Briefing: Health inequalities and smoking


This briefing explains why smoking is a major contributory factor and what can be done to reduce health inequalities caused by smoking.

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House of Commons Communities and Local Government Select Committee: Inquiry into Government Proposals on Business Rates – ASH Submission


ASH’s submission focuses on what the effect of these proposals might have on: (a) Differences in outcomes in richer and poorer areas and inter-authority competition and (b) the long-term future of redistribution to poorer areas and impacts on development.

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Evidence to the Health Select Committee Inquiry: Impact of Comprehensive Spending Review on health and social care


ASH’s response to the Health Select Committee inquiry into the impact of the Comprehensive Spending Review on  health and social care.

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Tobacco and Ethnic Minorities


Smoking rates vary considerably between ethnic groups and within groups they vary by gender.

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