COVID-19 drives ‘astonishing’ quit rate among young smokers

Published at 25 June, 2020.

Smokers under 30 are more than twice as likely to have stopped smoking because of COVID-19 than those over 50, new research published today shows.

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Love Your Lungs Week

Love Your Lungs Week

Published at 15 June, 2020.

Research strongly shows that amongst all social groups, smokers are the likeliest to get lung disease.

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Diabetes Awareness Week

Diabetes Awareness Week

Published at 10 June, 2020.

Though diabetes can affect people from all walks of life and all ages, it is known that smokers are more at risk than most due to smoking consistently causing cases of Type 2 diabetes.

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Pride Month - June 2020

Pride Month - June 2020

Published at 09 June, 2020.

A recent study was undertaken by Public Health England in 2016 and discovered that people within the LGBTQIA+ community are significantly more likely to start smoking earlier and heavier!

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Step Up 30 - Bowel Cancer Awareness

Step Up 30 - Bowel Cancer Awareness

Published at 08 June, 2020.

Awareness and funding for bowel cancer is vitally important because it is widely known that every 15 minutes another patient is sadly diagnosed with bowel cancer, well over 42,000 people every year. A mind-boggling 7% of those cases are directly linked to regular, long term and frequent smoking habits, the number of severely affected patients increases depending on how many cigarettes are smoked per day.

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World No Tobacco Day 2020

World No Tobacco Day 2020

Published at 28 May, 2020.

It is widely known that smoking kills 8 million people a year, meaning it has never been more vitally important to choose life and take back control of your health.

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ASH warns that the ban on sale of menthol cigarettes is long overdue.

ASH warns that the ban on sale of menthol cigarettes is long overdue.

Published at 20 May, 2020.

ASH warns that the ban on sale of menthol cigarettes is long overdue as 280 children a day take up smoking in England. Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) welcomes the introduction of the ban on child-friendly menthol cigarettes on 20th May as a decisive next step towards ending the tobacco epidemic.

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Lockdown leads to increases in secondhand smoke exposure for children

Lockdown leads to increases in secondhand smoke exposure for children

Published at 15 May, 2020.

Health campaigners are warning that new evidence suggests lockdown has left more children exposed to the harms of secondhand smoke. The warning comes today from Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), British Lung Foundation, Fresh and Breathe 2025 [1] as evidence from the YouGov COVID tracker [2] shows that people who live in households that include children are 50% more likely to report being exposed to secondhand smoke since lockdown compared to those without children (10% compared with 6%).

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