The burden to the NHS in England from smoking hits £2.6 billion

Posted on 21st November 2017

Quit smoking

Every year smoking costs the NHS in England a staggering £2.6 billion and in the West Midlands region alone it causes around 26,570 deaths. And for every death, a further 20 smokers are suffering from a smoking-related disease.

Frontline healthcare staff  are being urged to intervene to cut around 55,650 smokers ending up in hospital. Free online training is available to help them deliver effective stop smoking advice at the National Centre for Smoking Cessation http://www.ncsct.co.uk/publication_very-brief-advice.php

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