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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 may increase suicide risk - People who smoke are more likely to take their own life than those who do not, new research has revealed. According to a study by Washington University School of Medicine, published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, suicide rates tend to be lower in places ...
  • Charity welcomes ban on smoking in cars with children - SMOKEFREE South-West has welcomed the announcement of a consultation on new regulations to make it illegal to smoke in cars with children inside. According to a YouGov poll conducted in March for the charity ASH and Smokefree South-West, people in the ...
  • 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 […]
  • Norwegian Cruise Line latest to ban smoking on balconies - The ban will begin on all sailings from November 1. In its casinos, passengers will only be allowed to smoke if they are actively playing. Smokers will still be allowed to light up on the starboard side of The Waterfront areas on Norwegian Breakaway and ...
  • Smoking 'increases risk of suicide' - "Smoking may increase the risk for psychiatric disorders, or make them more severe, which, in turn, can influence suicide risk," said psychiatry professor, Richard Grucza. During the study, researchers discovered that suicide rates dropped by up to 15% ...
  • Welsh Government announces ban on smoking in cars with children present - Cardiff University began working with the Welsh Government on children’s passive smoking in 2006. Wales was the first UK country to propose legislation against smoking in public places. The smokers' group Forest has criticised the Welsh Government's plan ...
  • Smoking and mental health, what's the connection? - Smoking is more common in people with mental health problems, and it's costing the UK economy billions a year. Photograph: Marco/Getty Images People with mental health problems are more likely to smoke, and smoke more heavily, than the general population ...
  • Car-smoke ban consultation launched - Health campaigners have welcomed the launch of a consultation which brings a ban on smoking in cars carrying children a step closer. Campaign group Action on Smoking and Health (Ash) said children who are passengers in cars where someone is smoking are ...
  • Too many pregnant women smoking, says child mortality report - Wales has higher rates of pregnant women smoking than other UK nations. RCPCH also says it is "simply unacceptable" that a child's survival chances are so heavily influenced by social and economic circumstances. Among 20 recommendations, the report calls ...
  • Press coverage – ASSIST in Leeds - The Yorkshire Evening Post published an article about ASSIST on 27th May 2014. You can link to the article here.