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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

  • Stop Smoking? Well, I Will Quit, Only If I Don't Have To - Tell a smoker to stop smoking and they will grab their cigarettes, find another suitable spot and smoke more just to spite you. Smoking is seen ( by smokers) as a symbol of freedom, personal choice and a basic human right and the moment you tut at them to ...
  • Are vaporisers the key to finally kicking the smoking habit? - I even have a few friends who have used them.” SLAM will be going completely smoke free permanently from October onwards, with patients, carers, staff and visitors not allowed to smoke on any of the sites. Ms Yates led the smoke-free pilot last year and ...
  • SMOKING: Eye health charities - According to research published in the British Medical Journal as many as one in five cases of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), the UK’s leading cause of blindness, are caused by smoking. This means smoking is currently responsible for 120,000 ...
  • More mums-to-be quitting smoking - EXPECTANT mothers in Swindon are waking up to the irreparable harm of smoking during pregnancy with new figures showing a 15 per cent rise in those quitting to give their newborns a better chance at life. In May, it emerged that 103 mothers were still ...
  • Smoking Cessation Resource Centre - Every year, around 114,000 smokers in the UK die from smoking-related causes. There are about 9.4m adults who smoke in Great Britain; this is around a sixth of the total UK population. Smoking-related illnesses are on the increase and have become a ...
  • Driving laws go up in smoke. - This new law has already been implemented in Wales, and is being debated for the rest of the UK. This latest law is an attempt to help protect children from second or third-hand cigarette smoke- a passive killer and one of the largest causes of children ...
  • 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 […]