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Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) is a public health charity set up by the Royal College of Physicians to end the harm caused by tobacco.

After 50 years' successful campaigning this goal is within our grasp, but only if the inequalities in smoking across society are addressed.

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09 May 2024

Latest figures show cost of smoking in England up 25% to at least £21.8 billion

The estimated cost of smoking, as quoted by the Government in the Command paper, Stopping the Start, has increased from £17.0 Bn to £21.8 Bn, a rise of 25%.

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