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Well highlights pharmacy's role in Stoptober

Well Pharmacy is reminding people how their local community pharmacy can help them quit smoking this Stoptober.

Stoptober returns for 2020

Stoptober 2020 returns for the ninth year with the aim of encouraging smokers to quit for the month of October and for life.

Over a million quit smoking during Covid-19

Over a million people in the UK have quit smoking since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Smokers at greater risk of Covid-19 says Government

Tobacco smokers "generally have an increased risk of contracting respiratory infections such as COVID-19" says the Government.

Where are we now?

In 2017/2018 smoking was responsible for almost 485,000 hospital admissions – an increase of 2 per cent on the previous year.

UK should be smoke-free by 2030, says PHE

A smoke-free society, healthier diets, cleaner air and better mental health are the top PHE priorities for 2020-2025.  

Print health warnings on every cigarette, say Scottish researchers

Printing Health warnings on individual cigarettes could help reduce smoking, suggests research.

Smoking during pregnancy numbers still high

More than one in 10 of all pregnant women still smoking at birth, the NHS has warned.

Obesity trumps smoking as cause of some cancers

Obesity has trumped cancer as the leading cause of four cancers.

Smoking on the decline

The number of adult smokers has fallen by around 1.8 million in England over seven years.

E-cigarette use plateauing

Regular vaping among young people remains low in Britain and has plateaued among adults, says a new report

Pharmacies give out free vape kits in new trial

Pharmacies in the Trafford area in Greater Manchester are to provide free vaping starter kits to smokers as part of a new trial

Report: Could the end of smoking be in sight?

The Government is aiming for a smoke-free generation – and there are plenty of promising therapeutic options under evaluation

Smoking increases risk of dementia?

Smoking may increase the risk of developing dementia, according to research published in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology

Adult smoking increases chronic pain

Smoking cigarettes during adulthood, even for a short time, may increase the risk of experiencing chronic widespread pain in later life, according to a new report

Relax vaping restrictions, Government urged

The Government is “missing an opportunity” by not relaxing rules around e-cigarettes, the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has said, while the RPS maintains more evidence is needed

Adult smoking falls to 14.9%

Smoking prevalence in England has fallen to 14.9 per cent, compared to 15.5 per cent last year, according to A new study from PHE and PNS

Update: Green light for e-cigs?

PHE has published a new independent expert evidence review of e-cigarettes, advising anyone struggling to quit smoking to try switching to an e-cigarette and get professional help.

Campaign urges smokers to 'Kick it With Help'

A new campaign is using footballers to encourage smokers to ask for expert help when quitting smoking

Smoking admissions up but deaths down

Hospitalisations attributable to smoking have increased by five per cent in 10 years, while smoking-related deaths have declined

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