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Smoking in England to drop below 20% for first time in a century

According to leading academic Professor Robert West smoking among England’s adult population is set to drop below 20 per cent for the first time in a century.

Professor Robert West, from University College London, who co-heads the Smoking Toolkit Study, said: ‘2013 is going to be, almost without doubt, the first year for a hundred years where we’re solidly below 20 per cent smoking prevalence in England’.

In Warwickshire we have a split position with smoking rates in the South already below 20% but areas in the North much higher. Our aim is to reduce smoking even further.


In Warwickshire there is a free Stop Smoking Service for people wishing to quit. For help and advice on stopping smoking call 0800 0852917, text LIFE to 80800 or visit



About Paul Hooper, WCC (575 Articles)
Group Manager: Community Safety and Substance Misuse
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