Health and Social Care

By Laura Sharman | November 20, 2018

Councils urged to reduce smoking in social housing

Councils urged to reduce smoking in social housing

Councils have been urged to help drive down smoking rates after research revealed smoking is twice as common in social housing than in other tenures.

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