New estimates on the deaths and hospital admissions caused by smoking are around 15% lower than previously published but what does this tell us about smoking in England?
Martin is Tobacco Control Programme Lead for Public Health England. He joined PHE in February after 7 years at Action on Smoking and Health. Martin has worked in Public Health since the mid 1980’s when he was involved in HIV prevention work. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health.
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