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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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04 October 2023

APPG Smoking and Health and ASH welcome Rishi Sunak’s announcement on smoking

The APPG and ASH are delighted by the Prime Minister’s clear signal in his speech today he wants to put delivering a smokefree 2030 at the heart of his public health legacy.

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05 September 2023

ASH response to ONS figures on smoking and vaping

Smoking rates fall as vaping rates are up

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