The strategic vision for ending smoking in the UK and future policy discussions
Time: 10:15 - 10:30
Date: Thursday 16th November 2023
In October the Prime Minister announced the most comprehensive government plan to reduce smoking in 20 years. Addressing the latest challenges and opportunities it uncouples age of sale of tobacco products and safer nicotine products and embeds “Stop to Swap” as a key part of our plan to help smokers to quit and combines this with regulations to reduce the risk of nicotine naïve youth starting to smoke. As in New Zealand, so in England we believe we are in a unique year by year, to make smoking obsolete.
- Prof John Newton, OBE FRCP FFPH FRSPH Director of Public Health Analysis - Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID)