Smoking among over 50s

It is becoming less common to see people smoking in public, this is due to the new laws that have been made in regards to smoking. The effects smoking has on your health is horrific it causes a plethora of diseases including cancer!

With 55.9% of over 50s in the UK smoking it is clear that something must be done. Smoking not only causes problems for the people who partake in the habit, it also effects the community. With horrific amount so money being spent on health care for people who have issues due to smoking, it is no surprise that the NHS is under pressure.

In Sunderland alone just under ten million pounds is being spent on those who smoke, whether it be supporting them financially or supporting them in poor health this is a phenomenal amount of money that could be used on so much more.

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