Trusted News Discovery Since 2008
One News Page
> >

Will Smoking Be a Thing of the Past by 2030?

One News Page Staff Friday, 21 September 2018
Will Smoking Be a Thing of the Past by 2030?by 👩‍💻 Stephanie Boyd

For many people, smoking tobacco is a costly habit. While e-cigarettes and vaping may have taken a considerable bite out of the market in recent years, it remains to be said that millions are continuing to buy and enjoy traditional tobacco on a daily basis. In the UK, the clampdown on smoking altogether has been a steady process – moves to remove advertising for tobacco from TV, print and radio, as well as the decision to remove cigarettes and associated paraphernalia from open displays in shops and stores, have reportedly worked well to help people curb the habit.

Public Health England is confident that smoking may actually become a thing of the past, however, and that this will happen much sooner than we may think. It’s reported by the body that over a million regular smokers have kicked tobacco for good since 2014, and that only around 15% of adults in the UK actually continue to smoke on a regular basis. This is incredible news, though these figures do still mean that millions continue to light up on a daily basis.

The figures arrive, reportedly, ahead of the UK government’s move to launch their ‘Stoptober’ program, which encourages people up and down the country to quit smoking for the month of October, or for at least 28 days – and Public Health England believes that, if the current rate of quitting is maintained, there will be less than 5% of people smoking in the country by 2030. That’s just over 11 years away – an amazing milestone that’s very close indeed. England is already ahead in the league tables of smoke-free nations, with only Sweden possessing less smokers in Europe on a case-by-case basis.

Giving up smoking is a difficult process and there are many different avenues for support and advice offered by the government and by the UK’s National Health Service to help those who may be addicted to kick the habit for good. Officials, while keen to see figures drop even further thanks to the likes of the Stoptober program, are also keen to advise the public that going ‘cold turkey’, cutting tobacco out altogether, is neither healthy nor effective. Willpower alone may not help you quit smoking – which is why it is a good idea to look into various assistance and support available if you are struggling to quit for good.


You Might Like

Recent related videos from verified sources

Pot Champion Willie Nelson Gives Up Smoking [Video]Pot Champion Willie Nelson Gives Up Smoking

Willie Nelson is known for extolling the virtues of smoking pot, and even has his own line of marijuana products. But according to CNN, the 86-year-old country music singer has stopped smoking..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:45Published

Willie Nelson Says He Has Quit Smoking [Video]Willie Nelson Says He Has Quit Smoking

Willie Nelson Says He Has Quit Smoking. The 86-year-old cites breathing and health problems as the main reasons. I have abused my lungs quite a bit in the past, so breathing is a little more..

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories     Duration: 01:03Published

Tweets about this

•More original news reports from One News Page
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2020 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest
One News® is a registered trademark of One News Page Ltd.