Smokers given advice and support to butt out their habit on World No Tobacco Day

To mark World No Tobacco Day 2017 yesterday (31 May), Smokefree St Helens and the ‘Wagtail’ unit were in Church Square, offering stop smoking support and tobacco education to residents. With help from sniffer dog Alfie, members of the public got to learn about tobacco control and the harms smoking can cause. Smokefree St Helens … Read more

Smokers will spend around £2000 a year on cigarettes as plain, standardised packs come into full force

From today (Saturday), all tobacco products sold in the UK will come in plain standardised packaging, as decades of harmful marketing tactics by the tobacco industry draw to a close. Alongside standardised packaging, a series of new regulations and taxes also mean smokers are paying more for a pack of cigarettes than ever before. The … Read more

Tobacco standard packs: supporting smokers to quit

Tobacco standard packs are now appearing in England, presenting a unique moment to encourage, motivate and support current smokers to quit. The latest edition of Public Health England’s (PHE) Health matters, published today (15 September 2016) outlines the evidence for standardised packaging and sets out how health professionals and local authorities can capitalise on the introduction … Read more