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Back health bill amendments to make England smoke free by 2030, medical leaders urge

BMJ 2021; 375 doi: (Published 19 November 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;375:n2841
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. The BMJ

More than 650 health experts and activists are calling on the government to back amendments in the forthcoming Health and Care Bill that they say will help England become smoke free by 2030.

Two years ago ministers pledged to make England smoke free by 2030, underpinned by making smoked tobacco obsolete and helping smokers quit or to move to reduced risk products such as e-cigarettes.1 But the government has still not published its new Tobacco Control Plan to deliver the smoke free ambition, which it pledged to publish this year, or the post-implementation review of tobacco regulations, which it was required in law to do …

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