Action on Smoking and Health

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Smoking, pregnancy and fertility

Smoking during pregnancy is the leading modifiable risk factor for poor birth outcomes, including stillbirth, miscarriage, and pre-term birth. Smoking during pregnancy also increases the risk of children developing
several respiratory conditions, attention and hyperactivity difficulties, learning difficulties, problems of the ear, nose and throat, obesity, and diabetes. December 2021.

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Tobacco and the Environment

From growing the tobacco plant to the disposal of butts and packaging, the whole life cycle of a cigarette takes a heavy toll on the environment. September 2021.

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Smoking and Meningococcal Disease

Exposure to tobacco smoke via both active and passive smoking has been shown to increase the risk of developing meningococcal disease. August 2021.

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Smoking Statistics

This fact sheet includes statistics on tobacco consumption and smoking-related illness and death. May 2021.

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Smoking and Multiple Sclerosis

There is growing evidence of smoking as a risk factor for multiple sclerosis (MS). There is also evidence that smoking can increase the rate at which the disease progresses, meaning quitting smoking could be an important step in slowing the development of disability.
April 2020.

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Key Dates in Tobacco Regulation

A chronology of tobacco control events from 1962 to the present day, focusing mainly on laws and policies made in the United Kingdom.

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Smoking and Multiple Sclerosis

There is growing evidence of smoking as a risk factor for multiple sclerosis (MS). There is also evidence that smoking can increase the rate at which the disease progresses, meaning quitting smoking could be an important step in slowing the development of disability.
April 2020.

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Smoking and Mental Health

Higher smoking rates remain the single largest cause of the estimated 10-20 year reduced life expectancy for people with mental health conditions. August 2019.

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Nicotine and Addiction

A comprehensive look at why and how nicotine is so addictive. This fact sheet examines the mental and physical aspects of nicotine addiction. August 2018.

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Economics of Tobacco

The costs of smoking to the economy include the expense of treating diseases caused by smoking as well as reduced productivity and environmental costs.  March 2017.

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The UK Tobacco Industry

British American Tobacco and Imperial Tobacco, the world’s second and fourth largest tobacco companies (excluding the Chinese state tobacco monopoly) are based in the UK. January 2017.

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Smoking in Cars

Information on smoking and cars is now available in the Smokefree Legislation fact sheet.

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Tobacco Policy and the European Union

This fact sheet summarises tobacco control policy formulated by the European Union. August 2016.

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