New Plan to Slash Smoking Rates in England

The government’s Tobacco Control Plan wants to make England smoke-free.

The goal is to slash Great Britain’s smoking rates down to 12% by the year 2022, down from 15.5%.

The Action on Smoking and Health charity says that when smoking rates will continue to drop as they do, it will make way to a generation of non-smokers in Great Britain as soon as by 2030.

According to the latest health statistics, smoking still currently responsible for more than 200 deaths per day.

The Department of Health outlined its targets for the future. They want to reduce smoking rates down to 12%, cut the numbers of teens who smoke from today 8% to 3% or less. They also aim to lower the numbers of those smoking during pregnancy down to 6% from currently 10.7%.