Independent Review calls for action to deliver Smokefree 2030 ambition
ASH welcomes Javed Khan’s call for £125 million immediate annual investment to deliver his bold plans to make smoking obsolete. There is no time to wait if the Government is to achieve its smokefree 2030 ambition (5% by 2030).
Updated MHRA guidance on prescribing e-cigarettes welcomed
The new guidance opens the door to a day when smokers can be prescribed e-cigarettes to improve their chances of successfully quitting. Just as the MHRA led the world in licensing vaccines for COVID-19, today it is leading the world by backing medicinal licensing of e-cigarettes.
Use of e-cigarettes among adults in Great Britain, 2021
This fact sheet provides a detailed analysis of adult attitudes and behaviour with respect to e-cigarettes and how they have changed over time. The data are taken from an annual survey, Smokefree GB, carried out for ASH by YouGov.
Over 1.5 million people need social care because of smoking
On average, smokers in England need care when they are 63, ten years sooner than non-smokers. 1.5 million people need help with everyday tasks, such as dressing, walking across a room and using the toilet due to smoking.
Evidence shows that smokers who quit for 6 weeks or more are happier than those who carry on smoking. Reductions in anxiety and depression in those who quit smoking are found to be at least as great as from taking anti-depressants.
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