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Towards a smoke-free generation: tobacco control plan for England

The Government has published a new Tobacco Control Plan for England today, which for the first time prioritises reducing smoking among people with a mental health condition. Although smoking rates have fallen significantly over the last 20 years, they have remained stubbornly high among those with poor mental health. Just over two in five adults with a serious mental illness smoke, and it is estimated that around one in three cigarettes are currently smoked by someone with a mental health condition