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Stop smoking services are under threat owing to budget cuts

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i194 (Published 13 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i194
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Funding for smoking cessation services is being cut in around 40% of local authorities in England, a report by Action on Smoking and Health, commissioned by Cancer Research UK, has found.1

The report is based on a survey of staff in charge of tobacco control services conducted in summer 2015, two years after the transfer of responsibility and resources for public health to local government. There were 118 respondents to the survey, a response rate of 86%. The respondents represented 126 local authorities, 83% of …

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