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Posted by Aston Avery

Are the U.K’s first smoke-free generation at risk?

The 31st May is World No Tobacco Day – a day that reminds us how dangerous cigarettes and nicotine can be to people. The U.K government knows this too, with new legislation in the works that is set to create the U.K’s first smoke-free generation.

This country may be nearing the end of its 400-year relationship with tobacco, but there are still major hurdles to overcome before the U.K kicks this habit for good. The latest data from the ONS says that there are an estimated 6.4 million people in the U.K who still smoke in some shape or form, which makes up almost 13% of the population. Whilst alternatives like vaping are picking up steam, how addictive nicotine is hasn’t changed, and it’s still hard for many to give up a habit like smoking.

On World No Tobacco Day, now is the time to raise awareness of one of the leading causes of preventable deaths in the U.K and to quit smoking, before the U.K gives it up for good.

Aston spoke to psychologist Nasia Davos.

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