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May 9, 2024
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Cost of smoking in England: £21.8 billion

New figures published by ASH today show that the estimated cost of smoking, as quoted by the Government in the Command paper, Stopping the Start, has increased by 25% from £17.0 billion to £21.8 billion.

Landman Economics, who calculated the costs, have broken the figures down revealing a cost of:

  • £1.9 bn to the NHS
  • £1.2 bn to local authorities in social care
  • £18.3 bn in lost productivity

These new figures underline just how important it is for the Tobacco & Vapes Bill to succeed – not just for our physical health, but for our fiscal health too.

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