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12 December 2023

Raise age of sale for tobacco to give every child a smokefree start in life say baby charities

A coalition of baby charities has backed the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s plans to increase the age of sale for tobacco by one year, every year, from 2027.

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06 December 2023

New figures show smoking costs billions more than tobacco taxes as consultation on creating a smokefree generation closes

Smoking costs England £49.2 billion each year in lost productivity and service costs, plus an additional £25.9 billion lost quality adjusted life years due to premature death from smoking.

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29 November 2023

Two thirds of the public back raising the age of sale to create a smokefree generation

A new YouGov poll finds that 67% of people in England back the Prime Minister’s plans to create a smokefree generation by raising the age of sale so that it will never be legal to sell tobacco to anyone born after the start of 2009 (14% oppose).

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20 November 2023

More needs to be done to tackle the unhealthy products driving nearly half a million people out of work

New report lays bare the huge cost to the economy from alcohol, tobacco and unhealthy foods.

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09 November 2023

APPG on Smoking and Health launches its Tobacco Control Manifesto

The backbench All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health launches its manifesto for a Smokefree future today [9th November 2023], calling on the Government to make Big Tobacco pay to deliver a Smokefree future.

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07 November 2023

Health leaders welcome King’s Speech setting out Government’s proposals for a smokefree generation

Representatives from some of the country’s leading organisations working on tobacco have welcomed the announcement.

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