RCP comment on the tobacco control plan for England

RCP president Professor Jane Dacre responds to the release by the government of a new tobacco control plan for England.

Professor Dacre said:

I welcome the publication of Towards a smoke-free generation: a tobacco control plan for England, particularly its focus on reducing the burden of death and disease in disadvantaged groups and those with mental health conditions.

The report notes that recent attempts to include smoking cessation within a wider 'lifestyle service' have not been effective at helping people so we agree with the recommendation in the plan that this needs to be readdressed by Public Health England, supporting local authorities to refocus efforts in this area.

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