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Local council support for smokers better than pre-pandemic – but chronic funding pressures remain

24th January 2022 Findings from Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and Cancer Research UK’s annual national survey of local government stop smoking support [1] show improvements compared to before the pandemic hit. In 2021, 76% of local authorities were providing some form of dedicated specialist service for smokers, compared to 69% in 2019. However, […]

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Smoking costs society £17bn – £5bn more than previously estimated

Friday 14th January 2022 Regional and local breakdown available New economic analysis of national data for ASH finds the cost of smoking to society is significantly higher than previous estimates have shown. Commissioned by charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) the new figures [1] published today [Thursday 13th January] show the cost of smoking […]

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