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The mental health and smoking action report Despite many years of progress, smoking remains still the single biggest cause of preventable and premature death in England killing almost 80,000 people every year. What is more, smoking is a leading cause of inequalities. Smoking rates amongst people with a mental health condition are particularly concerning. Around one third of adult tobacco consumption is by people with a current mental health condition and whilst less than 20% of the general population smoke, this figure is around 40% in those with a mental health condition, and up to 70% in people discharged from […]
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