The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) is supporting a campaign launched today to make tobacco manufacturers pay for measures needed to end smoking.
The campaign, run by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), CRUK and Fresh, sets out a road map for the government to deliver on its ambition to make the UK smokefree by 2030.
RCP president, Professor Andrew Goddard said:
'Every week in my hospital clinic I see patients whose diseases have either been caused by smoking, or made worse by smoking. We can’t wait until smokers get sick to give them the help they need to quit.'
'All smokers should have access to the support and medication they need to ensure they have the best possible chance of quitting. Limited public health funding means that these services are no longer being provided in nearly a third of local authorities.’
Read more about the campaign here.