[PDF] Aiming high: why the UK should aim to be tobacco free

Cancer Research UK
UK Health Forum;Cancer Research UK
Publication date:
07 March 2016


This report from Cancer Research UK and UK Health Forum examined the effect of future trends in smoking prevalence on incidence of non-communicable disease such as cancer, coronary heart disease (CHD), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and stroke. It updates and builds on previous studies to review the latest trends in smoking prevalence to predict prevalence in twenty years. The quantity the impact of achieving a tobacco-free ambition relative to this predicted trend was assessed in terms of disease incidence and health costs in the UK. Further details are available in the executive summary of the report