Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Health Fears as Manchester Ranks in Top Five for Smoking ; Doctor Calls for Action after Figures Show More Than 1 in 4 Adults Still Have Cigarette Habit

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Health Fears as Manchester Ranks in Top Five for Smoking ; Doctor Calls for Action after Figures Show More Than 1 in 4 Adults Still Have Cigarette Habit

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ANCHESTER and Salford are in the top five of a national Msmoking 'league of shame'.

More than a quarter of adults in Manchester still smoke - despite the rise of e-cigarette use. New figures, published by Public Health England, show smoking rates in Manchester are more than twice as high as they are in many parts on England.

Salford has the fourthhighest smoking rate in the country with 24.4 per cent of people lighting up.

Despite Manchester and Salford's high ranking nationally, smoking rates have actually fallen in the past five years. In 2014, 25.8pc of adults smoked compared to 28.4 in 2010.

Andrea Crossfield, chief executive of Tobacco Free Futures, said e-cigarettes had a role to play reducing smoking, and there were already 2.6 million adults using them in Britain.

She said: "These users are almost entirely either current smokers or exsmokers who have switched to vaping and stopped smoking completely."

Yet experts warn that switching to e-cigarettes is not always the best way to kick the habit for good. …

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