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12 years on from England going smokefree

12 years on from England going smokefree, support for the Government to do more to tackle smoking is strong in the North East and continues to grow nationally:

A YouGov poll, commissioned by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), has revealed that around three quarters of North East adults (74%) support activities to limit smoking or think the government should do more while only 7% think the government is “doing too much.”

Today, 16.2% of people in the North East continue to smoke. Smoking killed 15,922 people in the North East from 2015-17 and remains the leading cause of preventable illness and premature death in England.

Smoking kills around 500 people a year in Gateshead

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