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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.
Those who wish to quit smoking are preparing for a month without tobacco as new figures reveal quitting success rates are at their highest for ‘at least a decade’.
The number of smokers in Britain has fallen by 1.9 million since the smoking ban was introduced ten years ago, new figures have revealed.
The percentage of young adults who smoke in England has fallen by over 5% in the last five years, new figures show.
Councils will be required to publish a ‘local toilets strategy’ and ban smoking in playgrounds after a radical new Bill was approved in Wales.
A voluntary smoking ban across 80 children’s play areas has been rolled out by Oxford City Council following a successful three-month trial.
Local authorities in England face a bill of £760m a year to help people with smoking-related illnesses stay in their own homes, campaigners say.