Cutting smoking rates could save the NHS £67 million a year

Anne Li                                                                                                May 13th, 2017


If smoking rates dropped to five per cent in the UK by 2035, the NHS could save £67million in just one year. Researchers at the UK Health Forum, commissioned by Cancer Research UK, examined the health and economic impact of the UK becoming ‘tobacco-free’ – where less than five per cent of the population smoke. The study predicts that achieving this target would avoid nearly 100,000 new cases of smoking-related disease including 35,900 cancers over 20 years.


See original article at: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/press-release/2017-05-11-cutting-smoking-rates-could-save-the-nhs-ps67-million-a-year

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