ASH comment on Public Health England’s launch of Stoptober



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19 September 2018

ASH comment on Public Health England’s launch of Stoptober

Responding to the launch of Stoptober, Deborah Arnott, Chief Executive of ASH said:
There are almost as many different ways of quitting as there are smokers, but to succeed smokers need motivation. ASH is delighted to see Stoptober is back, with a new TV ad campaign raising awareness and online resources to provide encouragement and advice for smokers trying to quit with Stoptober.
“ASH welcomes PHE’s endorsement of e-cigarettes as an effective quitting-aid, alongside nicotine replacement therapies such as patches or gum. The latest research for ASH found that nearly 4 in 10 adult tobacco smokers have yet to try e-cigarettes and we would encourage them to do so, as an aid to quitting.

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Notes to editors:

  1. ASH factsheet: Use of e-cigarettes among adults in Great Britain, 2018. ASH recently released the results of its latest survey on adult use and perceptions of e-cigarettes. You can see the press release here and access the factsheet here.
  2. ASH factsheet: Use of e-cigarettes among young people in Great Britain, 2018. ASH also recently released the results of its latest survey on youth use and perceptions of e-cigarettes. You can see the press release here and access the factsheet here.
  3. Action on Smoking and Health (ASH). ASH is a health charity working to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco use. For more information see: www.ash.org.uk/about-ash. ASH receives funding for its programme of work from Cancer Research UK and the British Heart Foundation.

For more information or for interview requests: ASH staff are available for interview and have an ISDN line. For more information contact ASH on 020 7404 0242, out of hours (9am – 5pm) contact Hazel Cheeseman on 07754 358 593 or Deborah Arnott on 07976 935 987.