As the clocks go back and the nights drawn in Stoptober may seem like a distant memory. But if you’re thinking of quitting smoking there’s no better time to do it than now. In England, around 64,000 people die from smoking related illnesses each year. Professor Sanjay Agrawal, National Speciality Advisor for Tobacco Dependency at NHS England, tells us why permanently quitting will not only save you money, but more importantly your life.
ASH was set up in 1971 to end the harm from smoking. Smoking rates have fallen dramatically since then but smoking has still claimed nearly 8 million lives in the UK since then. This page is a tribute to those we have lost.