Monday, 17 October 2016
According to the report on Adult Smoking Habits in Great Britain, 2013 by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the proportion of smokers amongst unemployed is almost twice as high as amongst employed people.
Friday, 23 September 2016
‘Stop for 28 days and you’re five times more likely to quit’, is the ever-successful motto of Stoptober; a campaign by Public Health England that has helped smokers change their lives forever. Stoptober is in its fifth year and continues to encourage the nation’s 7 million smokers to quit; a figure the team are determined to reduce.
Tuesday, 13 September 2016
In the UK smoking is steadily decreasing; today around 19% of the population smoke compared to 21% in 2014, and 45% in 1974. However, shockingly, for individuals with mental health conditions this simply is not the case, with almost 38% of those who suffer from various mental health condition smoking daily and a further 13% smoking less frequently.
Friday, 9 September 2016
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have researched the cost of treating a smoking-related chronic lung disease and found it will exceed more than £2.3billion each year in England to treat by 2030
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A fascinating aspect of the report has been widely overlooked as the reason why smokers have been reluctant to try e-cigarettes. Within the report, ASH asked 606 British smokers who had never tried an e-cigarette, simply why they hadn’t. It should be noted, that all 606 respondents could have chosen multiple options.