Smoking Still Kills: Government announced key recommendation: a new tobacco control strategy



Wednesday 10 June 2015

Following the launch in Parliament of the Smoking Still Kills report – published by ASH and endorsed by over 120 health-related organisations – Public Health Minister Jane Ellison announced that the Government would be going ahead with one of the report’s key recommendations – a new tobacco strategy.

ASH Chief Executive Deborah Arnott said:

“We are delighted that the Public Health Minister has committed to develop a new tobacco control plan. This was a key recommendation of our Smoking Still Kills report, which is essential if the Government’s vision of a smoke free future is to be achieved.

“ASH and the other 126 organisations endorsing the report are committed to supporting the Government as it develops a new strategy. But, it will need to be properly funded if it is to be fully effective.”

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For further information see:
http://www.ash.org.uk/media-room/press-releases/:new-report-says-tobacco-companies-should-be-forced-to-pay-the-cost-of-reducing-smoking-rates

Links to the Smoking Still Kills report and summary:
http://www.ash.org.uk/current-policy-issues/smoking-still-kills