Action on Smoking and Health

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Implementation of the smokefree law

Provides an overview of the smokefree legislation including details of enforcement, exemptions and penalties.

FaG: Implementation of the smokefree law

Smoking and Disease

Smoking causes around 80% of deaths from lung cancer, around 80% of deaths from bronchitis and emphysema, and about 14% of deaths from heart disease. More than a quarter of all cancer deaths can be attributed to smoking.

FaG: Smoking and Disease

Tobacco Regulation

Key facts covering consumer protection, child protection, smoking in public places, tax and tobacco advertising.

FaG: Tobacco Regulation

Tobacco Regulation

Key facts covering consumer protection, child protection, smoking in public places, tax and tobacco advertising.

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Tobacco Economics

Smoking costs the National Health Service (NHS) approximately £2 billion a year for treating diseases caused by smoking. About 80% of the price of a packet of cigarettes consists of taxation.

FaG: Tobacco Economics
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