Criminal gangs are supplying counterfeit tobacco on a huge scale with a resulting impact on smokers’ health.
Posts Tagged: Public Health
The Homelessness Reduction Act comes into force in April. But councils should use their public health budgets to provide specialist help to those who need it.
Despite public health campaigners coming round to the benefits of e-cigarettes, mixed-messaging is still discouraging people from switching.
Millions are spent on anti-smoking campaigners – while the most effective way to quit is being undermined.
Liverpool City Council has spent an average of £7,222 for each person who lost weight. Kensington and Chelsea has spent £9,957 for each person who drinks less alcohol.
Councils should do more to promote marine tourism. Partnership deals could also improve the environment and public health.
In Hammersmith and Fulham, for example, the cost works out at £55,571 for each smoker who quit.
It also boosts community spirit among adults.
This ‘silent killer’ leads to hundreds of hospitalisations every year, and they’re almost entirely preventable with modern technology.
The underlying motive for this tradition, though now often dressed up in quasi-medical language, is as much aesthetic as sanitary.
There is a scandal of Councils wasting huge Public Health budgets – while refusing to fund modest schemes that would provide great benefits.
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Hundreds if not thousands of pubs have disappeared because the people who used to enjoy a drink and a smoke together have gone elsewhere or stayed at home.
The Government must do more to unlock the sector’s potential – and the Conservative manifesto is a welcome start.
The social and financial costs of obesity are enormous, and fall disproportionately on the less well-off.