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09 July 2024

ASH comment on new figures from CRUK showing cancer cases reaching an all-time high

Health Leaders, charities, doctors, academics, nurses and other health professionals join CRUK in calling for the reintroduction of the Tobacco and Vapes Bill without delay.

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03 July 2024

Rates of smoking in pregnancy see biggest single-year drop since data started being recorded

New data from NHS digital shows that smoking rates among pregnant women have fallen to an all-time low, with the biggest drop in smoking rates since records began in 2006.

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03 June 2024

New poll shows EVERY parliamentary constituency in Great Britain backs phasing out sale of tobacco

In the runup to the general election, ASH is publishing MRP (multi-level modelling and post-stratification) analysis by YouGov demonstrating majority support for phasing out the sale of tobacco among adults in every constituency in England, Scotland and Wales.

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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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24 April 2024

ASH announces Hazel Cheeseman as new chief executive

From 1 October 2024, Hazel Cheeseman will take up the role of chief executive of ASH.

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