Regional press releases: Ban on sale of menthol cigarettes



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19 May 2020

See below for regional press releases with the latest estimates of how many children are starting to smoke each day in different areas of England.

The national press release can be viewed here, and regional releases are below.

Yorkshire and the Humber: As ban on sale of child-friendly menthol cigarettes takes effect ASH reveals that over 11,000 children a year start smoking in Yorkshire and the Humber

North West: As ban on sale of child-friendly menthol cigarettes takes effect ASH reveals that over 13,000 children a year start smoking in the North West

West Midlands: As ban on sale of child-friendly menthol cigarettes takes effect ASH reveals that over 10,000 children a year start smoking in the West Midlands

East Midlands: As ban on sale of child-friendly menthol cigarettes takes effect ASH reveals that over 9,000 children a year start smoking in the East Midlands

East of England: As ban on sale of child-friendly menthol cigarettes takes effect ASH reveals that over 10,000 children a year start smoking in the East of England

London: As ban on sale of child-friendly menthol cigarettes takes effect ASH reveals that over 15,000 children a year start smoking in London

South East: As ban on sale of child-friendly menthol cigarettes takes effect ASH reveals that 15,000 children a year start smoking in the South East

South West: As ban on sale of child-friendly menthol cigarettes takes effect ASH reveals that over 10,000 children a year start smoking in the South West

North East: As ban on sale of child-friendly menthol cigarettes takes effect ASH reveals that over 5,000 children a year start smoking in the North East