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All problem drinkers and smokers that are admitted to hospital will be given extra support under new NHS prevention measures.
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.
More than a million people have stopped smoking in England since 2014, new figures have revealed.
A deal between Birmingham City Council and a multi-national tobacco company to promote e-cigarettes has been branded 'a disgrace' by a government minister.
The Government should relax regulations surrounding e-cigarettes and reconsider their use in public places, MPs have urged today.
Nine out of 10 councils have cut spending on public health services in response to Government reductions to their budgets.
Local stop smoking services and healthcare professionals should provide behavioural support to those smokers wanting to quit with the help of an e-cigarette, public health body says.
Councils have called for a reversal of public health cuts after research highlighted the danger of people smoking just one cigarette a day.
Cuts in public health grants have led to a ‘dramatic’ change in local services aimed at helping people quit smoking, according to anti-smoking campaigners.
The latest sales figures show that Public Health England’s new harm reduction approach to decreasing smoking rates across the UK has not only been widely accepted, but capitalised upon this Stoptober.