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If implemented throughout the UK, it is estimated that the ASSIST programme would prevent 20,000 young people taking up smoking each year.

Recent Smoking & ASSIST News

  • Smoking ban on beaches among urgent measures needed to help tackle marine litter crisis - Surfers Against Sewage is calling for urgent and innovative new measures to rid the UK coastline of marine litter, including a ban on smoking on beaches and enforcing fines. The organisation's 'Marine Litter Report' sounds the alarm for the UK’s trashed ...
  • Paris bans smoking in park playgrounds - Smoking has been banned in the children’s playgrounds of a Paris park for a trial period of a year, in an initiative likely to be extended to other outdoor public spaces. The measure was introduced during the weekend as part of a government-sponsored ...
  • True cost of smoking revealed as town marks Stoptober - SMOKING costs Swindon approximately £56.1m every year ... To register for the Stoptober challenge go to www.smokefree.nhs.uk/Stoptober
  • Banning smoking in parks is not the way to stop children from lighting up - SIR – Owing to a medical condition, my husband rarely takes walks. When visiting parks or gardens, he will sit on a bench and have a smoke while I take a short walk around on my own. A ban on smoking in public parks would deny both of us this small pleasure.
  • Smoking ban in parks considered - SWINDON Council hasn’t ruled out the possibility of banning smoking in parks. The discussion has been prompted following a report from London’s health commission calling for smoking to be banned in Trafalgar and Parliament squares, London parks and ...
  • Plans to ban smoking in public places - Smoking could be banned outdoors in the capital after London ... Yet they could just as easily apply to other big cities in the UK – London should be a leader, not an exception,’ Lord Darzi said. The proposals have also been praised by Chief Medical ...
  • Ban smoking in parks? Ban guitars, they’re far more deadly - Fiery debate: The UK's Chief Medical Officer says smoking should be banned in public parks The Chief Medical Officer for the UK has decided we should ban smoking in public parks. I am not sure how this would prevent Ebola killing millions, tackle obesity ...
  • Trafalgar and Parliament squares smoking ban call - Smoking could be banned in Trafalgar and Parliament squares and London parks if a report by the city's Health Commission is implemented. Other suggestions include Oyster card discounts for commuters who walk part of the way to work. Smokers' group Forest ...
  • ASSIST working groups - There are two ASSIST working group meetings scheduled for September. The Wales and South West meeting is on 11th September, […]
  • Contrasting views of academics on e-cigarettes - Two letters on the topics of tobacco harm reduction and electronic nicotine delivery systems have been written to the Director […]