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UK Health Forum welcomes recommendations made in new smoking report
Date10 June 2015
Year 2015
Summary
Smoking Still Kills was published today by ASH, Cancer Research UK and the British Health Foundation. The report makes seven recommendations to strengthen and continue tobacco control and stop smoking programmes in England. 
 
Commenting on the report and recommendations, Paul Lincoln, UK Health Forum CEO said:   
 
β€œThe UK Health Forum is pleased to endorse these recommendations and welcomes the announcement by the Department of Health that the Government will move forward with developing and implementing a new tobacco control plan for England. Clear leadership and a sustained and targeted commitment of resources from Government will drive further reductions in tobacco use. 
 
We know that the tobacco industry continues to flourish on profits from smokers. We strongly support the recommendation to introduce a new annual levy on tobacco companies – the Tobacco Companies Obligation – to help fund tobacco control research and Stop Smoking services in England. This measure would raise much-needed revenue and we warmly welcomed the consultation and support for this policy from the Coalition government.” 
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