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Health Matters - The importance of creating sustainable stop smoking services

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Local stop smoking services were established in England in 1999 as part of the Government’s commitment to help smokers to quit. These services have been phenomenally successful and to date have helped over 4 million people to successfully quit for …

Health Matters – a new resource for professionals

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Welcome to PHE’s Health Matters, a new resource for public health professionals, which brings together important facts, figures and evidence of effective (and cost-effective) interventions to tackle major public health problems. In creating Health Matters, we’ve been inspired and helped …

E-cigarettes and harm reduction: where are we now and what next?

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Smoking is England’s biggest killer, accounting for nearly 80,000 deaths each year as well as a heavy toll of illness.  We have made great strides in recent years in driving down the number of people smoking – it is now …