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Martin Dockrell

Martin is Tobacco Control Programme Lead for Public Health England. He joined PHE in February after 7 years at Action on Smoking and Health. Martin has worked in Public Health since the mid 1980’s when he was involved in HIV prevention work. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health.

Time to talk about smoking and mental health in a pandemic: No Smoking Day 2021

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Many smokers believe that smoking helps to relieve stress, anxiety and low mood, when in fact the opposite is true. This year, for the first time, the national No Smoking Day campaign will focus on the significant benefits of quitting for mental health and wellbeing.

Health Matters: Standard packs - the experience from ‘down under’

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The latest edition of Health Matters is about standard packs and seizing the moment to help more smokers quit. I'd like to thank Dr Colin Mendelsohn, tobacco treatment specialist and Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine …