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Sniffer dogs to take centre stage at roadshows highlighting illegal tobacco trade

Specially trained sniffer dog Phoebe will showcase her skills at roadshows around Surrey to highlight the dangers of illegal tobacco. Phoebe (pictured) will join trading standards and public health teams in Redhill, Woking, Staines and Guildford next week as part of a crackdown on the counterfeit tobacco trade. The roadshows aim to raise awareness of … Continue reading

New smoking ban welcomed

With a ban on smoking in cars carrying children coming into force on Thursday (1 October), Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Wellbeing and Health Helyn Clack said: “This is great news and I have no doubt it will make a big difference to the health of future generations. “Passive smoking is a danger anywhere … Continue reading

Nearly 16,000 children will start smoking during Stoptober

Almost 16,000 children under 16 will start smoking during the Stoptober campaign to get people to kick the habit. Around 567 children aged 11 to 15 take up cigarettes each day in the UK, meaning more than 15,800 young people will start during the 28-day challenge. Now, as people trying to kick the habit move … Continue reading

Smokers urged to quit during Stoptober

A Surrey dad celebrating his first smoke-free year is urging others to quit cigarettes as part of the Stoptober campaign. Father-of-one Kevin Hayes finally kicked the habit after several failed attempts and is reaping the health and financial benefits. Now the 54-year-old is calling on other smokers to follow suit during the 28-day challenge next … Continue reading

Smoking costs nation nearly £14bn a year

Smoking costs the nation nearly £14 billion every year, according to research. The figure for England includes the cost of treating smokers on the NHS (£2.7bn), the loss in productivity from smoking breaks (£2.9bn) and increased absenteeism (£2.5bn). It also covers cleaning up cigarette butts (£342 million), fires in homes (£507m) and passive smoking (£713m). … Continue reading

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