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[UK] The £153.1m social care cost of smoking in Yorkshire and Humber

SMOKING in Yorkshire and Humber is adding at least £153.1m a year to social care costs as a result of illnesses related to the habit, according to new research published by Action on Smoking and Health. The campaigning charity – which has published resear
Yorkshire Post (uk)
added Jan 31, 2017 17:17
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[UK] Revealed: The £4.5million cost of smoking caused by South Tyneside's over 50s

South Tyneside is counting the cost of smoking as new figures reveal smokers over 50 put an almost £4.5million strain on social care. The total bill as a result of smoking from this age group upwards during 2015/16 came to a massive £4,446,061, according
Shields Gazette (uk)
added Jan 31, 2017 17:17

[UK] Smoking increases cost of social care in Islington by nearly £4million

Islington Council spent £2.1m on social care for over-50s in 2015/16. And Cllr Janet Burgess, the town hall health leader, said smoking is “blighting” the lives of “too many” people in Islington. She added: “It remains the single biggest cause of preven
Islington Gazette (uk)
added Jan 30, 2017 18:20
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LGA Responds To Research From ASH On Cost Of Smoking To Social Care

'Social care faces a funding gap of least £2.6 billion by 2020, and government needs to urgently inject genuinely new money into the support councils provide for our elderly and vulnerable residents. 'The cuts by government to councils' public health gra
added Jan 30, 2017 18:19

[UK] Burning Injustice / Reducing tobacco-driven harm and inequality (PDF)

The tobacco manufacturers, whose products cause so much health, social and economic damage, should make a greater contribution to mitigating that harm. The four major tobacco manufacturers remain among the most profitable companies on Earth, so they co
ASH London (uk)
added Jan 30, 2017 15:53
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the impact of smoking related ill health on the social care system, at a cost of £1.4 billion every year, up from £1.1billion in 2014. This is made up of £760 million in costs borne by local authorities, with a further £630 million being spent by those
ASH London (uk)
added Jan 30, 2017 16:01

[UK] SANDFORD: NHS needs to do more to tackle smoking

The huge financial burden caused by smoking provides a strong case for continued investment in smoking cessation and other tobacco control measures. Every year smoking in England results in over 37,000 deaths from cancer, 23,000 deaths from respiratory d
Independent Nurse (uk)
added Jan 20, 2017 14:38
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[UK] VIDEO: Hull's stop smoking budget 'to be slashed by £250K' despite worst smoking rate in England

Hull's budget to help people stop smoking looks set to be slashed by £250,000 despite the city having the highest numbers of adult smokers in England. Hull City Council is under massive financial pressure after struggling for years to fund services again
Hull Daily Mail / This is Hull and East Riding (uk)
added Jan 19, 2017 15:22

[Ireland] Quitting smokers 'should not vape'

Vaping has been endorsed by governments in the UK and other countries but ASH chairman Dr Pat Doorley said he was concerned about the risk it poses to long-term health. "Some people say they do help them but we don't think the evidence is strong enough
Irish Independent (ie)
added Jan 2, 2017 00:06

[Ireland] Smoking death toll nearly 6,000 this year, campaigners claim

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Ireland called on people to consider quitting in the new year. Overall, the number of smokers has fallen but ASH said 5,900 tobacco users died in 2016.
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Dec 29, 2016 00:34
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