UK to Ramp Up Tobacco Cessation in Effort to Cut the Number of Smokers in Half
Posted Feb 01 2010 8:51am
In the UK, the National Health Service is ramping up its support for people trying to give up smoking in a bid to halve the number of smokers from 21% to 10% of the population by 2020. According to a new government strategy, every smoker will be able to get help from the NHS to suit them if they want to give up, with new types of support available at their convenience. The government is also considering the case for plain packaging and will review legislation to decide whether to extend the smoking ban from enclosed public places and workplaces to areas like entrances to buildings.