HMJ: Smoking could kill two million more people by 2041

By Laura Sharman | 08 December 2021

Two million people could die over the next 20 years unless there is radical action to reduce smoking rates, according to new research.

The analysis, published to mark the 50th anniversary of ASH, shows smoking has killed nearly eight million people in the UK over the last 50 years.

The modelling shows that if the same proportion of adults smoked today as in 1971, there would be an additional 18 million smokers in the UK today.

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